The whole of the Labour Party and Labour family - and indeed the whole country - will be in shock at the horrific murder of Jo Cox today.
Jo Cox had a lifelong record of public service and a deep commitment to humanity. She worked both for Oxfam and the anti-slavery charity, the Freedom Fund, before she was elected last year as MP for Batley and Spen – where she was born and grew up.
Jo was dedicated to getting us to live up to our promises to support the developing world and strengthen human rights – and she brought those values and principles with her when she became an MP.
Jo died doing her public duty at the heart of our democracy, listening to and representing the people she was elected to serve. It is a profoundly important cause for us all.
Jo was universally liked at Westminster, not just by her Labour colleagues, but across Parliament.
In the coming days, there will be questions to answer about how and why she died. But for now all our thoughts are with Jo’s husband Brendan and their two young children. They will grow up without their mum, but can be immensely proud of what she did, what she achieved and what she stood for.
We send them our deepest condolences. We have lost a much loved colleague, a real talent and a dedicated campaigner for social justice and peace. But they have lost a wife and a mother, and our hearts go out to them.
The whole of the Labour Party and Labour family - and indeed the whole country - will be in shock at the horrific murder of Jo Cox today. Jo Cox...
Britain is better off in Europe. It is clear that being in the European Union brings us jobs, growth and investment. The EU has helped to secure workers’ rights and make consumers better off too. That’s why Labour is in for Britain.
Alan Johnson MP, Chair of the Labour IN for Britain Campaign
- Millions of British jobs are linked to our EU membership.
- £26.5 billion is invested in Britain by EU countries every year.
- British workers benefit from EU agreements on workers’ rights, including the right to holiday pay, paid maternity and paternity leave, anti-discrimination laws, equal pay and protection for agency workers.
- Exports to the EU are worth £227 billion a year to the British economy.
- The EU is Britain’s biggest export market: almost half of all of Britain’s exports go to the EU.
- Thousands of criminals, including terrorists, have been arrested under the European Arrest Warrant.
- Being in the EU enhances Britain’s global influence and allows us to take our place at the top table.
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Britain is better off in Europe. It is clear that being in the European Union brings us jobs, growth and investment. The EU has helped to secure workers’ rights and...
Labour’s candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) in Herts is Kerry Pollard, formerly St Albans MP.
Kerry Pollard, formerly St Albans MP says:
People are more important than money. Justice needs good policing. I deplore the Tory reduction in the number of police stations across Hertfordshire and I shall strive for more help in tackling telephone and internet crime. If elected, I promise to work FULL TIME as Commissioner & will only take the living wage
Site of former police station
These are just some of the people endorsing Kerry; people from across the community showing clear support.
Larry Elliott – Guardian Economics Editor
Marion Bell - former member of monetary policy committee Bank of England
Alan Smith – TV Football Pundit
Professor Richard Grayson - Lib/Dem parliamentary candidate 2010
Abdul Kadir – Mosque President – Bangladesh Community
Anne Spencer - Secondary Head Teacher
David Lane – Small Business Owner
Geoff Bliss - former Lib/Dem Council Leader
Emma Tyers - national organiser of Jarrow to London 'Save our NHS march'
Akhtar Zaman – Mosque President – Pakistan Community
Contact Kerry Pollard at: -
Tel: 07712 899493
Address: 31 The Rex High St Berkhamsted Herts HP4 2BT.
Promoted and published for and on behalf of Kerry Pollard by Hemel Hempstead Labour Party at PO Box No 1509, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 9QF
Labour’s candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) in Herts is Kerry Pollard, formerly St Albans MP. Kerry Pollard, formerly St Albans MP says: People are more important than money....
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