LOCAL POLITICAL LEADERS TWEET REACTIONS TO JO COX KILLING

Jo Cox Labour MP died after being shot and stabbed in the street

Jo Cox Labour MP for Batley and Spen died after being shot and stabbed in the street

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 :-

Following the killing of Labour MP Jo Cox yesterday a number of Welsh politicians have been turning to the social medium "Twitter" to express their reactions to her death.

Comments contributed on Twitter from the Welsh Government First Minister Carwyn Jones and UKIP AM Nathan Gill

Welsh Conservative Leader and Penarth’s Conservative AM Andrew RT Davies  tweeted:-

Comment Andrew R T Davies

Twitter comment Andrew R T Davies

Stephen Doughty the Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth blacked out the photograph which normally accompanies his tweets and wrote : –

Twitter comment from Cardiff SOuth and Penarth Labour MP Stephen Doughty MP

Only later in the day did it emerge that the  man arrested for the alleged murder is said to suffer from serious mental illness

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood said: “My thoughts are with Jo Cox’s friends, family and colleagues at this devastating time.”

The man arrested after the killing was named by local residents as Tommy Mair who suffers from mental illness

The man arrested after the killing was named by local residents as Tommy Mair who is said to suffer from serious mental illness

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.

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One Response to LOCAL POLITICAL LEADERS TWEET REACTIONS TO JO COX KILLING

  1. Parcel says:

    A politician who lived a full life, believing in her cause for justice, honesty and fair play, has now lost her life at the hands of a man (with mental health issues) leaving a devastated family behind. Where will it all end, will it ever end. Or is society, simply hellbent on destruction…

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