Howlin extends sympathy to family of Jo Cox MP

16 June 2016

It was with shock and sadness that I learned of the death this afternoon of Labour Party MP, Jo Cox.

My thoughts first and foremost are with Jo’s husband Brendan and their two young children, and on behalf of the Irish Labour Party, I would like to extend my sympathies to them.

I understand that Jo had played a very active role in Labour’s Remain campaign, and while the circumstances surrounding the shooting have yet to emerge, it is clearly the case that this attack was perpetrated on a democratically elected Member of Parliament who was simply going about the business of representing the interests of her constituents.

I condemn in the strongest possible terms, this dreadful atrocity.

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