Vigil held in Crouch End for MP Jo Cox
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A candlelit vigil was held for MP Jo Cox outside Hornsey Town Hall on Sunday.
David Winskill, chairman of Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum, said: “There was a fantastic turnout of several hundred people. It was a really dignified and heartfelt occasion.
“The speakers spoke really well, and the depth of feeling and upset was palpable.”
Speakers included Hornsey and Wood Green Labour MP Catherine West, a close colleague of Mrs Cox, and Mrs Cox’s friend, Charlotte Matthews.
Ms West and Mrs Cox entered Parliament at the same time last year and championed many of the same causes, such as the plight of Syrian refugees.
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Today, Ms West paid a warm tribute to her friend, who had lived on a houseboat on the Thames with her husband Brendan and their two young children.
Ms West said: “I am heartbroken. We have lost a fierce campaigner for international development, a champion of refugees, a fantastic constituency MP and a woman of kindness, of optimism and of compassion.
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“The tragic events of last Thursday, and indeed of the last week, have made us shed many tears, but we must remember that at such times of tragedy, the words from Jo Cox’s iconic maiden speech: ‘We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us’.
“My thoughts, love and prayers are with Jo’s family and loved ones at this most difficult time.”
A 52-year-old man, Thomas Mair, was this weekend charged with the murder of Mrs Cox, who died after being shot and stabbed in her West Yorkshire constituency.