Jo Cox's sister calls for 'compassion' on anniversary of murder as MPs pay tribute

Jo Cox was murdered on 16 June 2016 Credit: Jo Cox Foundation/PA

Four years on from the murder of Jo Cox her sister, Kim Leadbeater, has said it is more important than ever that people "pull together with compassion and kindness".

Jo Cox had been serving as the Labour MP for Batley and Spen for just over a year, when she was shot and stabbed by far-right extremist Thomas Mair on 16 June 2016 in Birstall.

Her sister said:

"Four years on since Jo's murder, despite feeling a huge amount of pain, and despite my feelings of frustration at how far we have yet to progress on some of the issues she cared about, I do continue to be inspired by how, when faced with tragedy and crisis, people often also show the best of humanity

Kim Leadbeater

People have been sharing tributes to Jo Cox on social media on the anniversary of her murder.

Her husband, Brendan Cox, posted to Twitter on Monday night saying: "The kids & I will remember her love, enthusiasm & excitement."

The serving MP for Batley and Spen, Tracy Brabin MP, said: "We think about her every day and will never forget."

Barry Sheerman, MP for Huddersfield, took also took to Twitter to say he was thinking of his "dear friend".

Holly Lynch MP pays tribute to a "funny and brave" Jo Cox.

Leader of the Labour Party, Sir Keir Starmer has also paid tribute.

The House of Commons' Twitter page paid tribute alongside other politicians from across Yorkshire.