The public are showing their support for politicians using #ThankyourMP


Voters have taken to Twitter to thank MPs for their work in a rare show of solidarity with elected officials following the death of Jo Cox, MP for Batley and Spen.

Cox was shot and stabbed in the street outside the local library in Birstall, West Yorkshire, following a constituency surgery yesterday afternoon.

In the hours following the news of her death, #thankyourMP began trending UK-wide and Twitter was awash with messages of love and support for MPs across the UK. The public also expressed shock and grief over the loss of Jo Cox.

We take a look at the heartfelt messages and how MPs responded.

It's been a time to reflect on the work MPs do for us

Some shared personal stories of interactions with their MP

Others recognised the campaign work their local MPs do

People reached across political divides

The three main party leaders also received messages of thanks

MPs were humbled by the outpouring of support