Keir Starmer posts powerful tribute to Jo Cox, who was murdered four years ago today

Labour leader Keir Starmer just posted a moving tribute to his former colleague, Jo Cox.

On the four-year anniversary of her murder, Starmer shared a clip of the former Batley and Spen MP where she states we have “far more in common with each other than things that divide us”.

“Jo’s legacy lives on,” Starmer wrote, alongside the video:

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.

It’s believed the attacker shouted out during the attack:

This is for Britain. Britain will always come first.

In response to Starmer’s tweet, many echoed the sentiment of Cox’s speech:

Tributes poured in from people across the country:

While Jo’s husband Brendan tweeted:

Rest in peace, Jo Cox.

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