Helen Joanne “Jo” Cox (née Leadbeater) was born on June 22, 1974, in Batley, West Yorkshire and died on June 16, 2016.
She was a British Labour Party politician.
Ms Cox was a Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Batley and Spen from her election in May 2015 until her death 13 months later in June 2016, having retained the seat with an increased majority for Labour in the 2015 general election.
In 1995, she was a graduate from the University of Cambridge, before working as a political assistant, then joining the international humanitarian charity Oxfam, where she rose to become its head of policy.
Jo Cox was choosen to contest the Batley and Spen constituency after the previous incumbent, Labour’s Mike Wood, decided not to stand again in 2015.
After been retained the seat for Labour she became a campaigner on issues relating to the Syrian Civil War and also founded the Friends of Syria, an all-party parliamentary group of which she became chair.
Jo was described as “a tireless campaigner” for Syrian refugees.
Jo Cox was shot and stabbed multiple times in Birstall, on 16 June 2016, where she had been due to hold an advice surgery.
Cox was left in critical condition and died from her injuries approximately an hour later.
There was a 52-year-old man was arrested in connection with the attack.
Helen Joanne “Jo” Cox passed away at 41 yrs old.