Sedgemoor Labour group leader Mick Lerry today called on Party colleagues to temporarily suspend all campaigning on the EU Referendum as a mark of respect following the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox.
41 year old Leeds MP Jo Cox was murdered by a knife and gun wielding fanatic on Thursday 16th June whilst meeting her constituents on the streets of her home town.
Fight against the Hate
Jo’s husband Brendan said “Today is the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. More difficult, more painful, less joyful, less full of love. I and Jo’s friends and family are going to work every moment of our lives to love and nurture our kids and to fight against the hate that killed Jo.
“Jo believed in a better world and she fought for it every day of her life with an energy, and a zest for life that would exhaust most people.
“She would have wanted two things above all else to happen now, one that our precious children are bathed in love and two, that we all unite to fight against the hatred that killed her. Hate doesn’t have a creed, race or religion, it is poisonous.
“Jo would have no regrets about her life, she lived every day of it to the full.”
Pause for realisation
Leader of Somerset County Labour Group Leigh Redman (Bridgwater South) said “Shocking news about attack on Jo Cox MP, a lady working for her community. Thoughts are with her family and friends.Horrible & shocking!!!!”
Leader of Bridgwater Town Labour Group, Cllr Brian Smedley (Bridgwater Westover) said “The EU referendum campaign has heightened tensions across the country and people need to take a serious look at what is going on now before the final few days when they have to make the most important decision of a generation. Our campaign locally will be suspended until Monday 20th out of respect for our murdered comrade. People need to take a ‘pause for realisation’ and have a look at what’s becoming of this country”