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Jo Cox death: Tributes paid in memory of killed Labour MP

Tributes have been paid around the world to Labour MP Jo Cox, who died after being shot and stabbed.

Tributes have been paid around the world to the British Labour MP Jo Cox, who died after being shot and stabbed.

The 41-year-old was attacked after holding a constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire on Thursday.

Among those who honoured Mrs Cox was Hillary Clinton, the US Democratic Party's presidential hopeful, who said: "It is cruel and terrible that her life was cut short."

Mrs Cox's husband said the mother of two had fought for "a better world".

Her attacker is reported to have shouted "put Britain first" at least twice. A 52-year-old man, named locally as Tommy Mair, has been arrested.

Mrs Cox is the first sitting MP to be killed since 1990, when Ian Gow was the last in a string of politicians to die at the hands of Northern Irish terror groups.

West Yorkshire Police have so far refused to discuss the possible motive behind the killing despite reports that Mr Mair had sympathy for far-right groups.

Political party Britain First, which boasts of its hatred of white left-wing politicians, issued a video statement condemning the attack and said that it had no connection with the incident.