Tributes pour in for Jo Cox on the day of her funeral


Tributes have poured in for MP Jo Cox on the day of her private funeral in her Batley and Spen constituency.

Labour's Tom Watson was among the MPs expressing his condolences, as well as Mary Creagh, Paula Sherriff and Jeff Smith.

The mother of two young children died on June 16 after being shot and stabbed outside a library in Birstall, West Yorkshire.

Her killing provoked a wave of shock around the UK and across the world.

Cox had only been an MP for just over a year when she was killed, having been elected for the Batley and Spen constituency, where she grew up, in last year's general election.

Her dedication to a range of causes, both as an MP and in her previous work with development charities, has drawn praise from all sides of the political spectrum and prompted calls for a rethink of the public's attitude to public figures and the nature of political discourse.

Cox's family asked that the funeral service remained a small, private occasion for close friends and family only.