Family say final farewell to murdered British MP

The MP was hugely popular in the Yorkshire constituency and her death led to a huge outpouring of grief
The MP was hugely popular in the Yorkshire constituency and her death led to a huge outpouring of grief
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16 July, 2016

Ahead of her funeral, Dan Jarvis, MP for Barnsley Central, has issued a poignant tribute to his dear friend Jo.

Her death shocked Britain, coming at a time of heightened ethnic and community tensions during the country's European Union membership referendum campaign. We are deeply grateful to all who have reached out to us. Some chatted about their dealings with her and threw flowers; others watched solemnly, too bereft to speak.

A private funeral service for immediate family and a function for invited guests will take place after her funeral cortege slows in Heckmondwike and Batley to allow members of the public to mark her passing.

Nearly a month after a British minister of Parliament was shot and stabbed outside a library near here before a town-hall meeting, crowds of constituents lined the streets in advance of her private funeral.

In a statement released earlier this week, relatives said: "Knowing that so many people share both our grief and our determination to take forward Jo's legacy is a source of great strength at what otherwise feels like a very bleak time".

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A fund created in Cox's memory by her friends and family has raised almost £1.5 million ($2 million, 1.8 million euros) for charities close to her heart. He also is charged with possession of a firearm with intent to commit murder, possession of a knife, and grievous bodily harm in connection with the assault of Bernard Carter-Kenny, 78, of Birstall, who was stabbed as he tried to stop the attack.

Mrs Cox's constituents joined politicians in paying tribute to the MP on the day of her funeral.

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The ceremony was a private affair for Cox's family and friends, though crowds lined up to remember the Batley and Spen MP.

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