MP’s tribute to murdered politician Jo Cox

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Hemel MP Mike Penning has paid tribute to Labour MP Jo Cox, who was killed in her constituency this afternoon.

The policing minister said: “I am totally shocked and appalled at the murder of Jo Cox MP. Although she was petite in stature, she was a fiery Yorkshire girl with a passion for the causes she believed in.

“She worked for many charitable causes including last week when she joined us at the Lords v Commons tug-of-war event raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support where she captained the ladies team.

“She was a mother of young children and my thoughts and prayers are with them and all her family and friends tonight.”