David Cameron leads messages of concern for shot MP Jo Cox

PM David Cameron

MPs reacted with horror after Labour MP Jo Cox was shot and injured in an attack near Leeds.

The 41-year-old mother of two was left lying bleeding on the pavement after the incident in Birstall, West Yorkshire.

Prime Minister David Cameron said: “Very concerned about reports Jo Cox has been injured. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jo and her family.”

Neighbouring MP Yvette Cooper said: “Terrible, terrible news. Thoughts and prayers with good friend Jo and with her family.”
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Labour’s Chuka Umunna said: “Utterly awful news about an attack on a superb and wonderful colleague @Jo_Cox1 – hoping and praying for her and her family right now.”

Conservative MP Sir Eric Pickles said he was “very shocked” and he is praying for her recovery.

Tory Steve Baker said: “Utterly appalling news – Godspeed for a quick recovery.”

Labour’s Lucy Powell said: “Dreadful, dreadful news coming in about my good friend Jo Cox. I really hope all ok. Awful.”

Conservative Stewart Jackson said: “I do hope that MP @Jo_Cox1 is ok after incident in her constituency. Shocking news.”

Tory Stuart Andrew said: “Horrified to hear the reports about Jo Cox. She’s a lovely colleague and someone I respect enormously. My prayers and thoughts for all.”


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