Statement from Kezia Dugdale on the tragic death of Jo Cox MP

Jo Cox, 41, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, has died after she was shot and stabbed during an attack in her constituency.

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said:

“There will be time to talk about what the savage murder of an elected representative means for our democracy but that’s for another day. Today we mourn the loss of one of our own.

Jo was an extraordinary woman. She devoted her life to helping people in the darkest places in our world. Our hearts are broken by the loss of one of our country’s brightest hopes. We mourn not just the woman she was but the loss of everything she would have achieved.

Our thoughts and love are with her husband Brendan and her children. That their pain and loss is shared by people across the Labour family and people around the world is testament to how special the life Jo led was. In time we hope that will be some comfort to them.”

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