Who was slain British lawmaker Jo Cox?

Jo Cox, a British member of parliament has died after being shot and stabbed in her constituency in northern England on Thursday.
British lawmaker Joe Cox died Thursday after a shooting attack in her constituency in northern England.
Cox, 41, was raised in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire. Her mother Jean was a school secretary and her father Gordon worked in a toothpaste and hairspray factory in Leeds, the Yorkshire Postreported.
A mother of two, she was married to Brendan Cox, an activist and campaigner who was formerly a senior executive at Save the Children and was the adviser on international development to Gordon Brown when he served as prime minister.
In a statement Thursday, her husband said: "Jo believed in a better world and she fought for it every day of her life with an energy, and a zest for life that would exhaust most people.”
Jo Cox had studied at the prestigious Cambridge University before becoming head of global policy for the international aid organization Oxfam. She was the first in her family to graduate from university.
She has also served as an adviser to Sarah Brown, the wife of former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She was elected as MP for Batley and Spen in the last general election in 2015.
Oxfam Great Britain tweeted: “All @oxfamgb are devastated at the loss of our much loved and admired former @Oxfam colleague Jo Cox MP. Deep condolences to Jo's family.”
Cambridge University added: “We are deeply saddened by the tragic news of Jo Cox's death. Our thoughts go out to her family and friends at this difficult time.”
Jo was co-chair of the Friends of Syria All Party Parliamentary Group and an active member of parliamentary groups working on issues involving Pakistan, Kashmir and Yorkshire’s regional economy. She was working toward trying to find a solution to Syria’s years-long civil war.
In May, she co-authored an article with fellow Labour MP Neil Coyle that appeared in the Guardian expressing regret for nominating Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to lead the party.
“Weak leadership, poor judgment and a mistaken sense of priorities have created distraction after distraction and stopped us getting our message across,” the article said.
Coyle tweeted: “Devastated at the cowardly, premeditated & murderous attack on @Jo_Cox1 - her husband & young daughters have been robbed of a wife & mother.”
Speaking of her time at Oxfam in a December 2015 interview with the Yorkshire Post, Cox said: “All that work has given me the grounding for the work I’m doing now on Syria.
“I’ve been in some horrific situations where women have been raped repeatedly in Darfur, I’ve been with child soldiers who have been given Kalashnikov and kill members of their own family in Uganda. In Afghanistan I was talking to Afghan elders who were world weary of a lack of sustained attention from their own Government and from the international community to stop problems early. That’s the thing that all of that experience gave me - if you ignore a problem it gets worse.”
Cox lived on a barge moored near London’s historic Tower Bridge during the week. “It’s very much a community, very creative with artists, film directors, architects — and it’s an environmentally sound way of living. We have solar panels; it’s low-key,” she told the Financial Times.
Following her death, he husband said, "She would have wanted two things above all else to happen now, one that our precious children are bathed in love and two, that we all unite to fight against the hatred that killed her. Hate doesn't have a creed, race or religion, it is poisonous."

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