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MPs in show of defiance after brutal death of colleague Jo Cox

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper

MPs from across the region have been pressing ahead with constituency engagements in defiance of fears over their security.

Labour MP Jo Cox Credit: PA

It follows the death of Labour MP Jo Cox, who was killed on the street just yards from where she'd been meeting her constituents in West Yorkshire.

MPs say they're determined to keep making themselves available, despite threats to their personal safety.

Clive Lewis, Norwich South MP Credit: ITV News Anglia

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis was in Lowestoft today, where he was due to visit the Greater Gabbard Wind Farm.

Mr Lewis was first elected as an MP at the same time as Jo Cox. He said he'd thought long and hard about whether to do any political work today, but eventually decided to.

Jo understood the importance of political work and I know she would have wanted me to carry on.

– Clive Lewis
Michael Ellis in Northampton Credit: ITV News Anglia

Northampton North MP Michael Ellis was at Weston Favell Shopping Centre in Northampton today looking at redevelopment.

Michael Ellis at a shopping centre in Northampton Credit: ITV News Anglia

He says what happened to Jo Cox was a hammer blow to the whole MP community and his thoughts are with her family.

Despite the shocking death of Jo Cox, he will continue his public engagements and believes nothing should break the bond between MPs and their constituents.

MPs at Surgery in Trumpington, Cambridge Credit: ITV News Anglia

South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen and Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner have also continued with constituency engagements.

Today both MPs went ahead with their Friday surgery in Trumpington, Cambridge.