MP Shot, Stabbed And Killed By Opposition Protester
British Labour MP Jo Cox has died after being shot and stabbed, police have confirmed.
The announcement came at a press conference four hours after the mum-of-two, was brutally attacked outside a library in West Yorkshire.
This is a personal tragedy because a loved one is dead. A national tragedy because Jo Cox stood for the best of what we'd like Britain to be— Stig Abell (@StigAbell) June 16, 2016
Ms Cox was on her way to hold a constituency surgery when she was shot, reportedly three times, and left in a critical condition just before 1PM.
What an incredibly powerful, moving and perfectly worded statement issued by the husband of Jo Cox. Thoughts are with the entire family.— Dominic Byrne (@domisatwit) June 16, 2016
Chief Constable Dee Collins of West Yorkshire Police said ''This is a very significant investigation with large numbers of witnesses being spoken to police at this time.''
''A full investigation is under way to establish the motive of this attack.''
Both British Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn were united together after the death was announced.
David Cameron said ''This is absolutely tragic and dreadful news and my thoughts are with Jo's husband Brendan, two children and wider family.
The death of Jo Cox is a tragedy. She was a committed and caring MP. My thoughts are with her husband Brendan and her two young children.— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) June 16, 2016
"We've lost a great star. She was a great campaigning MP with huge compassion, a big heart and people are very very sad at what has happened. Dreadful, dreadful news.''
Utterly shocked by the news of the attack on Jo Cox. The thoughts of the whole Labour Party are with her and her family at this time.— Jeremy Corbyn MP (@jeremycorbyn) June 16, 2016
Campaigning in the referendum for the vote on Britain's exit from the European Union has been suspended as a result but is likely to restart soon.