Talk to loved ones on Christmas Eve, Jo Cox's widower urges

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The widower of murdered MP Jo Cox has encouraged people to talk to their loved ones this Christmas Eve.

Brendan Cox is facing his second Christmas without Jo, mother to their two children Cuillin and Lejla.

Extremist Thomas Mair was jailed for life for killing the Labour MP in the days before the Brexit referendum last June.

Mr Cox wrote on Twitter: "Weird thing to do on Christmas Eve but I'd encourage everyone to take a moment to imagine losing the person you love most in the world.

"Imagine what you would wish you had said to them. Then take a moment to say it."

The tweet rapidly gained traction on the social media site, racking up more than 5,000 retweets and 14,000 likes.