Deeply insensitive of @BorisJohnson to announce the wrongheaded closure of #DFID on the anniversary of the murder o… https://t.co/G8vnyGSPoH
— Steve Price-Thomas (@Steve Price-Thomas)
In 2018, the DfID launched £10 million worth of Jo Cox memorial grants to help support the voices of women and girls in developing countries.
According to fellow MP Penny Mordaunt, these issues were “close to Jo’s heart” as she tirelessly worked to fight these injustices throughout her career before her untimely murder four years ago today.
At the time of the grants launch, Jo Cox’s sister Kim Leadbeater said:
Jo spent 20 years working in the voluntary sector and working overseas. These grants are a reminder of that and a reminder of her passion and her determination to hopefully inspire others with similar desires. Jo would be over the moon.
On 16 June 2016, Cox was fatally shot and stabbed outside a library in Birstall, West Yorkshire.
Thomas Mair, who was found to have links to the US-based neo-Nazi group National Alliance, was found guilty of the murder in November 2016 and sentenced to life imprisonment.
The attack happened just one week before the Brexit referendum and Cox was a “Remain” supporter.