17 Jun 2016

Mayoral & Vision

Book of condolence opened in Bristol for Jo Cox MP

A book of condolence has been opened in Bristol Central Library in memory of Jo Cox MP.

The MP, who represented the constituency of Batley and Spen, was killed in an attack in Birstall, West Yorkshire yesterday (16 June).

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said: “My sympathies are with the family, friends and colleagues of Jo Cox following yesterday’s horrendous attack. 

“Today is a day of sadness and one in which we can reflect upon the life of someone who dedicated their time to their family and the people they represented. Her lifelong record of public service through her charity work then as a member of parliament is testament to the commitment Jo held to being there for others.

“A book of condolence has been opened to give people the chance to share their messages of support and reflection with Jo’s husband and two young children.”

The book will remain open to sign until Monday 27 June.

To see the Central Library opening times, visit the library pages online at www.bristol.gov.uk/libraries-archives/library-finder/-/journal_content/56/20195/LIBRARY-UPRN-000000199356/LIBRARY-DISPLAY