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MPs advised to review security after MP killing

Tributes have been paid to Jo Cox Photo: PA

MPs have been advised to review their security after Labour MP Jo Cox was killed in the street outside her advice surgery yesterday.

Politicians have been told to talk to local police forces about the security measures they have in place for meetings with the public. Emails from the whips office of both parties were sent out in the hours.

Campaigning for the EU referendum remains on hold as a mark of respect for Mrs Cox, with both sides cancelling events which had been scheduled for today.

Flowers and candles at Parliament Square in tribute of Jo Cox Credit: PA

Meanwhile tributes from across the West Country continue to pour in for Jo Cox. Bristol South MP Karin Smyth was newly elected along with Jo Cox in May 2015.

“She was one of the brightest (politicians), but I feel the raw, personal loss of a colleague and friend.

“The 2015 intake is a close group, spending time together in Parliament and outside and we were together only this week at a social gathering, belatedly marking our first year together in the Commons.

“Following this devastating tragedy I know the thoughts of people across Bristol and the whole world are with Jo’s husband, Brendan, and her two lovely young children."

– Karin Smyth MP

Bristol North MP Charlotte Leslie has taken to social media to pay tribute to Jo. She says: " We must all daily remember you can't fight hatred with hatred. But only with determined kindness & compassion."

Bath MP, Ben Howlett says surgeries are an 'essential part of an MP's role' and that his planned surgery tomorrow will go ahead.

"I would like to thank the many constituents that have written to me following the dreadful events of yesterday and the very sad, and untimely death of my fellow new intake MP Jo Cox.

My thoughts and prayers at this time are with her family and friends, and also her staff. Constituency surgeries are an essential part of an MP’s role and I know that Jo would not want MPs to change the way they work as a result of yesterday. Our democracy would be a poorer place if we turned away the very people we were elected to serve.

I can confirm that my own drop in surgery tomorrow, Saturday 18th June, 10am-12 noon will be going ahead as planned at Weston Methodist Church, Newbridge Hill, BA1 3PW."

– Ben Howlett, Bath MP