Leeds ,
16
June
2016
|
18:50
Europe/London

Statement from Leader of Leeds City Council on death of Jo Cox MP

Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, said:

 

“Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Jo’s family and friends at this truly awful time. This is an absolutely shocking incident that has robbed a family of a loving mother and wife who was simply doing her job, representing the people of Batley and Spen.

"This is a tragedy which cannot be allowed to undermine our democratic processes, processes that Jo was so proud to represent. Leeds as a neighbour stands united with Kirklees and our thoughts remain with Jo’s family as they try to come to terms with their dreadful loss.”

 

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