Sorrowful farewell to Jo Cox takes place in Parliament on June 20

A red and white rose adorn Jo Cox’s usual seat in the House of Commons.

IT is unusual for Parliament to be recalled from recess except in extreme circumstances and the dreadful murder of Labour MP Jo Cox was clearly considered to be such an occasion as it was the first killing of a sitting member in just under 32 years, following the Brighton bombing.

Tributes were led by the Speaker of the House John Bercow and he was followed by Jeremy Corbyn who said: “Jo Cox didn’t just believe in loving her neighbour… she saw a world of neighbours.” as well as David Cameron, watched by Brendan Cox and their two children from the public gallery.

Colleagues on both sides of the House having shouted a resounding ‘Aye’ to a motion of tribute to the dead MP, attended a service of remembrance at St Margaret’s Church in the grounds of Westminster Abbey.

Many of the MPs and Lords, including friends Neil and Glynis Kinnock wore white roses as a further tribute to the Yorkshire-born MP.

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