Jo Cox

Jo Cox's Death

Born (Birthday) June 22, 1974

Death Date June 16, 2016

Age of Death 41 years

Cause of Death N/A

Profession Politician

The politician Jo Cox died at the age of 41. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen as part of the British Labour Party who only served the post for one year until her 2016 death. She was tragically murdered after being shot and stabbed.

She worked her way up to become the head of policy and advocacy at the humanitarian charity Oxfam GB. She was an alumnus of Pembroke College, Cambridge.

She founded and chaired all-party parliamentary group Friends of Syria.

Personal Life

She married and had two children with Brendan Cox. Her mother worked as a secretary and her father worked in factories.

Her husband worked as an adviser to Gordon Brown.

How did Jo Cox die?

On 16 June 2016, Jo Cox, a British Labour Party politician and Member of Parliament (MP) for Batley and Spen, died after being shot and stabbed multiple times in Birstall, West Yorkshire.

Quotes

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"I went to Cambridge University and was the first in my family to graduate."

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"Da'esh and Assad are not separate problems."

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"Yorkshire folk are not fools: talk about devolving power to cities and regions, while simultaneously stripping them of the resources to deliver and subjecting northern councils such as Kirklees to the harshest of cuts, is not compatible with a worthy commitment to building a northern powerhouse to drive growth and prosperity."

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"Many businesses in Yorkshire want the security and stability of Britain's continued membership of the European Union, a cause I look forward to championing passionately in this place and elsewhere."

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"Businesses in my constituency want help to address the skills mismatch at local level which leaves employers with staff shortages and young people without jobs. They want access to reliable sources of finance, including a network of local banks."

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