British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday paid heartfelt tribute to British woman MP Jo Cox after she was shot and stabbed in her constituency.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, center left, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Pic/AFP
In a series of tweets, he paid tribute to an 'extraordinary' and 'compassionate' campaigning MP and urged people to drive out 'hatred', 'division' and 'intolerance'.
The death of Jo Cox is a tragedy. She was a committed and caring MP. My thoughts are with her husband Brendan and her two young children.— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) June 16, 2016
Jeremy Corbyn and I stood together to pay tribute to Jo Cox - an extraordinary and compassionate campaigning MP. pic.twitter.com/7SgxLOiRIK— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) June 17, 2016
In tribute to Jo Cox, we must drive out hatred, division and intolerance where we find them in our public life and communities.— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) June 17, 2016
He also cancelled an EU referendum rally he was to hold in Gibraltar.
It's right that all campaigning has been stopped after the terrible attack on Jo Cox. I won't go ahead with tonight's rally in Gibraltar.— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) June 16, 2016
British Prime Minister David Cameron (2R), and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (R) laid flowers in Birstall, northern England
A 41-year-old British woman MP from the opposition Labour Party was left fighting for her life after being shot and stabbed in her constituency in northern England, a week before the crucial referendum on UK's EU membership. Jo Cox, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, was left bleeding on the floor by her attacker. A man also suffered slight injuries, the BBC quoted eyewitnesses as saying.