We are profoundly shocked, horrified and saddened to hear of the death of Jo Cox MP, a passionate campaigner for social justice, Syrian refugees, a former head of policy for Oxfam, a public servant elected to represent residents and make a difference to Britain.
No matter what our differences, our personal beliefs, we can all listen and disagree with respect, speak with passion and conviction on any issue, but never let that strength turn into anger and hate. Everyone only ever seeks to do what they believe to be right and what is best.
“Jo believed in a better world and she fought for it every day of her life with an energy, and a zest for life that would exhaust most people.
“She would have wanted two things above all else to happen now, one that our precious children are bathed in love and two, that we all unite to fight against the hatred that killed her. Hate doesn’t have a creed, race or religion, it is poisonous.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and everyone who knew her. We have all lost today.