The husband of Jo Cox MP said that her killer has committed an act of "terrorism" which had backfired to unite the country in grief.
Brendan Cox said he had seen Britain at its "compassionate, courageous and kind" best in response to the killing carried out by Thomas Mair.
The killing of Jo was a political act, an act of terrorism. But in the history of such acts it was perhaps the most incompetent and self-defeating.
An act driven by hatred which instead has created an outpouring of love.
An act designed to drive communities apart which has instead brought them together.
An act designed to silence a voice which instead has allowed millions of others to hear it.
She may have only served her constituents for little more than a year, but those whose lives Jo Cox touched won't forget her lasting legacy.
Thomas Mair is being described as an extremist, a fanatic, an assassin – even ‘a constituent’. But make no mistake – he is a terrorist.
Thomas Mair "betrayed the quintessence of our country" in the senseless killing of MP Jo Cox, the judge said.