Helen Joanne "Jo" Cox[1] (née Leadbeater;[2] 22 Juin 1974 – 16 Juin 2016) wis a Labour Pairty politeecian in the Unitit Kinrick. She wis the Member o Pairlament (MP) for the constituency o Batley an Spen haein retained the seat for Labour in the 2015 general election.[3]

Jo Cox
Member o Pairlament
for Batley an Spen
In office
8 Mey 2015 – 16 Juin 2016
Precedit biMike Wood
Succeedit biTracy Brabin
Majority6,057 (12.00%)
Personal details
Born22 Juin 1974(1974-06-22)
Batley, Ingland
Dee'd16 Juin 2016(2016-06-16) (aged 41)
Leeds, Ingland
Poleetical pairtyLabour
Spoose(s)Brendan Cox
Alma materPembroke College, Cambridge
WabsteidOffeecial wabsteid

On 16 Juin 2016, Cox wis shot an stabbed multiple times during her lunch break in Birstall, Wast Yorkshire, whaur she haed been hauldin a surgery wi her constituents. She wis left in a creetical condeetion an subsequently died frae her injuries in hospital. A 52-year-auld suspect, Thomas Mair, wis arrestit.[4] He wis sentenced tae life in preeson on 23 November 2016.

On 20 October 2016, Tracy Brabin wis electit tae succeed Jo Cox as Member o Pairlament for Batley an Spen.


  1. "No. 61230". The London Gazette. 18 May 2015.
  2. Carr, Tim; Dale, Iain; Waller, Robert (18 May 2015). The Politicos Guide to the New House of Commons 2015: Profiles of the New MPs and Analysis of the 2015 General Election Results. Biteback Publishing. ISBN 9781849549240.
  3. "Batley & Spen Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  4. "Jo Cox MP critically injured amid shooting reports". BBC News. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.