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Jo Cox's children unveil plaque in her honour in Parliament

Cuillin, six, and Lejla, unveil the memorial plaque in the Commons chamber. Credit: PA

Murdered MP Jo Cox's two children unveiled a coat of arms in her honour in Parliament.

Cuillin, six, and Lejla, four, designed the memorial plaque which was installed in the Commons chamber as part of a "family day" in Parliament.

Inspired by Mrs Cox's maiden speech, which contained the line "we are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us", the plaque bears the motto "More in Common".

It also incorporates Mrs Cox's love of rivers and mountains and her support for women. There are also four roses to represent each of her family members - two red for Labour and two white for Yorkshire.

Mrs Cox's husband Brendan said it was "incredibly touching" that parliament wanted to create the memorial.

I think the attack on Jo was obviously an attack on her and the things she believed in, but it was also an attack on Parliament and on democracy.

So the fact that parliament is honouring her in this way and as long as this building stands, there will be that memory of her and what she stood for is really import to us and the wider family.

– Brendan Cox

He added that he hoped the plaque would serve as a memorial to the "fundamental values that hold our country together" - a theme that runs through much of Mrs Cox's work in Parliament.

The motto Credit: PA

As part of the family day, MPs and staff were encouraged to bring their children into the chamber, and there was a special question time where the youngsters quizzed Commons Speaker John Bercow on how Parliament.

The unveiling - which was rescheduled due to the General Election - comes shortly after the first anniversary of the Labour MP's murder by right-wing extremist Thomas Mair as she arrived to host a surgery in her Batley and Spen constituency.

MPs killed while in office are traditionally remembered by heraldic shields in the Commons.