Jo Cox

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Jo Cox
Member o Pairlament
for Batley an Spen
In office
8 Mey 2015 – 16 Juin 2016
Precedit biMike Wood
Succeedit biTracy Brabin
Majority6,057 (12.00%)
Personal details
Born22 Juin 1974(1974-06-22)
Batley, Ingland
Dee'd16 Juin 2016(2016-06-16) (aged 41)
Leeds, Ingland
Poleetical pairtyLabour
Spoose(s)Brendan Cox
Alma materPembroke College, Cambridge
WabsteidOffeecial wabsteid

Helen Joanne "Jo" Cox[1] (née Leadbeater;[2] 22 Juin 1974 – 16 Juin 2016) wis a Labour Pairty politeecian in the Unitit Kinrick. She wis the Member o Pairlament (MP) for the constituency o Batley an Spen haein retained the seat for Labour in the 2015 general election.[3]

On 16 Juin 2016, Cox wis shot an stabbed multiple times during her lunch break in Birstall, Wast Yorkshire, whaur she haed been hauldin a surgery wi her constituents. She wis left in a creetical condeetion an subsequently died frae her injuries in hospital. A 52-year-auld suspect, Thomas Mair, wis arrestit.[4] He wis sentenced tae life in preeson on 23 November 2016.

On 20 October 2016, Tracy Brabin wis electit tae succeed Jo Cox as Member o Pairlament for Batley an Spen.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "No. 61230". The London Gazette. 18 Mey 2015.
  2. Carr, Tim; Dale, Iain; Waller, Robert (18 Mey 2015). The Politicos Guide to the New House of Commons 2015: Profiles of the New MPs and Analysis of the 2015 General Election Results. Biteback Publishing. ISBN 9781849549240.
  3. "Batley & Spen Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. Retrieved 7 Mey 2015.
  4. "Jo Cox MP critically injured amid shooting reports". BBC News. 16 Juin 2016. Retrieved 16 Juin 2016.