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Jo Cox Tribute: Her Life Had Real Meaning Says Friend Alison McGovern In Emotional Tribute

MPs united today to pay tribute to Jo Cox

20/06/2016 17:20 BST | Updated 20/06/2016 17:58 BST

 

Jo Cox’s life had “real meaning” her friend Alison McGovern said today in an emotional tribute to her dead colleague.

Addressing a sombre House of Commons this afternoon, the Labour MP praised Jo’s compassion and support for others in a touching tribute.

With Jo’s husband and two children watching on from the public gallery, McGovern quoted from one of her friend’s own speeches in the Commons to highlight her desire to help people all over the world.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Prime Minister David Cameron also paid tribute to Jo, who was killed last Thursday on her way to carry out a constituency surgery in the village of Birstall in her Yorkshire constituency.

McGovern began her tribute by quoting from Jo’s speech in April, in which she called on the UK government to take in 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees in Europe.

“Who can blame desperate parents for wanting to escape the horror that their families are experiencing?

“Children are being killed on their way to school, one in three children have grown up knowing nothing but fear and war. Those children have been exposed to things no child should ever witness, and I know I would risk life and limb to get my two precious babies out of that hellhole,” quoted McGovern.

The Wirral South MP, wearing the white rose of Yorkshire as a tribute to her friend’s home county, described Jo as ​“a feminist whose activism saved women’s lives and whose political skill got women elected to this house.”

She added: “Half holding you upright, half shoving you forward, that is what it meant to have Jo’s arm around your shoulder and how we all long for those arms around our shoulder today for one more hug and definitely for one more smile. But it cannot be.”

In a passionate and emotional end to her tribute, McGovern said: “We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than the things that divide us.

“Cheap populism cannot take hold. Jo’s vision of our country, explained in that speech she made, we know in our hearts to be true. It’s not where you come from that matters, it’s the compassion and love in your heart. You might be ferociously proud of your home town, as Jo was, but you know that compassion doesn’t end at its boundaries.

“And here’s another thing that doesn’t end. Jo Cox’s life had real meaning. She gave love to us all and that can never be lost. We may feel lost today but inside us all the love is still there.”

After an hour of tributes, MPs broke out into applause – many directing it in the direction of Jo’s family – as they left the chamber to attend a memorial service in the nearby St Margaret’s Church.

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    Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (second left) arrive with other MPs at St Margaret's Church, London, for a service of prayer and remembrance to commemorate Jo Cox MP.
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: British Prime Minister David Cameron (C) and Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn (3R) arrive at St Margaret's church on June 20, 2016 in London, England. Parliament was recalled from recess today so MPs could pay tribute to Jo Cox, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, who was murdered in her constituency last Thursday. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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    BIRSTALL, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: A growing carpet of floral tributes left in memory of slain Labour MP Jo Cox in Market Square, Birstall on June 20, 2016 in Birstall, United Kingdom. The Labour MP for Batley and Spen was about to hold her weekly constituency surgery in Birstall Library last Thursday (June 16, 2016) when she was shot and stabbed in the street. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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    BIRSTALL, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: A growing carpet of floral tributes left in memory of slain Labour MP Jo Cox in Market Square, Birstall on June 20, 2016 in Birstall, United Kingdom. The Labour MP for Batley and Spen was about to hold her weekly constituency surgery in Birstall Library last Thursday (June 16, 2016) when she was shot and stabbed in the street. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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    Commons Speaker John Bercow (right) and his wife Sally Bercow attending a service of prayer and remembrance to commemorate Jo Cox MP at St Margaret's Church, London.
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    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (2nd R) walks from Parliament to St Margaret's Church with Jeremy Corbyn (R) the leader of the opposition Labour Party for a service of rememberance for Labour MP Jo Cox who was shot and stabbed to death last week outside her constituency surgery, in Westminster, London, June 20, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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    MP and former London mayor Boris Johnson, center, arrives at St Margaret's Church in London, Monday, June 20, 2016, for a service of prayer and remembrance to commemorate Jo Cox, the 41-year-old Member of Parliament shot to death last week in northern England. The mother of two was shot to death Thursday afternoon in her constituency near Leeds. The man charged with her slaying made a brief appearance in court by video link from prison Monday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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