Following the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox, local MPs and AMs have been taking to the social medium Twitter – to express their sorrow and shock over the killing .
Jo Cox – the MP for Batley and Spen and a mother of two – was shot and stabbed in the street outside the local library in the village of Birstall in West Yorkshire where she had been holding a constituency meeting .
The Welsh Government First Minister Carwyn Jones tweeted the following message to be quickly joined by UKIP’s Leader in Wales Nathan Gill :-
Welsh Conservative Leader and Penarth’s Conservative AM Andrew RT Davies tweeted:-
Stephen Doughty the Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth blacked out the photograph which normally accompanies his tweets and wrote : –
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood said: “My thoughts are with Jo Cox’s friends, family and colleagues at this devastating time.”
Jo Cox was shot and stabbed as she came out of a constituency meeting in the village of Birstall in West Yorkshire.
The man arrested for the alleged murder has been named by local people as Tommy Mair – a solitary person said to have serious mental illness. He offered no resistance when arrested by two police officers.
All campaigning for the next week’s E.U. Referendum has been halted and is unlikely to resume until Saturday.