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The family and friends of Jo Cox have gathered together on the day she should have been with her family and friends celebrating her 42nd birthday to pay tribute to the MP, who was killed last Thursday in her Batley constituency in West Yorkshire.
A plane maker campaigning for Britain to leave the EU has apologised for flying a "Vote Leave" banner over the birthday memorial vigil for killed MP Jo Cox, a Remain campaigner.
The gesture, which was organised by aeroplane maker Britten-Norman and not affiliated with the official Vote Leave camp, was branded an "obscene insult" to the killed MP's memory by Unite's Steve Turner.
Britten-Norman claimed it was a "mistake" that the banner had coincided with the hour-long vigil.
Kim Leadbeater, the sister of Jo Cox, has been amongst those paying tribute to the MP on what would have been her 42nd birthday.
Events have been taking place around the world, including Brussels, the US and Kenya. But it was to a crowd of around 2,000 in Batley that Kim remembered her "caring, compassionate and inspirational" sister.
She said, when asked how she would find the strength to make what was only her second attempt at public speaking:
"There are many more difficult things in life than to talk about someone you love so deeply, about how caring, compassionate and inspirational they were. Jo's life centred around people and standing up for the causes she felt so passionate about."
Also at the Batley event were Jo and Kim's parents, Gordon and Jean Leadbetter. Kim thanked on behalf of all the family each and every person who had sent their love and sympathy to them in the last few days.
Crowds gathered in London's Trafalgar Square this afternoon to join a vigil for killed MP Jo Cox on what would have been her 42nd birthday.
Many were visibly moved by the tributes paid to the Batley and Spen MP, who was shot and stabbed in the street in her constituency of Birstall, West Yorkshire, last Thursday.
Mariella Frostrup and Lily Allen opened the Jo Cox birthday tribute in London's Trafalgar Square this afternoon:
Brendan Cox, the widower of Labour MP Jo Cox, has arrived in Westminster with his son Cuillin, five, and three-year-old daughter Lejla, ahead of an event in Trafalgar Square to celebrate what would have been her 42nd birthday.
Events are being held in a variety of locations across the world in tribute to Ms Cox's "love, energy, passion, flair, Yorkshire heritage and belief in the humanity of every person in every place."
Harriet Harman has called on people to "unite against the hate" that killed MP Jo Cox.
Speaking as she campaigned for a Remain vote in Thursday's EU referendum, the former acting Labour leader said:
On what would have been his wife Jo's 42nd birthday, Brendan Cox has called on people to help celebrate her life and legacy.
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Brendan Cox gave a moving speech in honour of his wife as worldwide tributes were held on what would have been the MP's 42nd birthday.
Killed MP Jo Cox's birthday will be commemorated worldwide on Wednesday.