04:20PM, Friday 17 June 2016
Following the tragic death of the Labour MP Jo Cox yesterday, the Slough Labour Group has released a statement.
It reads: “Slough Labour Group, along with the wider local party, and the national party are devastated by the senseless murder of Jo Cox and our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends, especially her two young children who will now grow up without a mother.
“Jo worked tirelessly for the values we as a party hold close to our hearts. She was an avid campaigner for human rights and justice. She played an important role in ensuring that 0.7 per cent of GDP is enshrined in law for foreign aid, influenced government policy on child refuges, and campaigned passionately for the displaced people of Syria.
“She believed in a society where all in it come together and celebrate the common human values we share. She fought for this ideal, and tragically died for this ideal.
“As Labour party we come together to mourn Jo’s death, to remember her as a wonderful mother, a dedicated public servant and a passionate campaigner.
“We reflect that violence is not, and will never be the answer to anything, and reaffirm our commitment to work tireless for the ideals that Jo held so close to her heart, and to do so in Jo’s memory.”
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