The following statement was sent by the Conservative Muslim Forum to all CMF Members and Supporters.
I do not know of anyone who was not shocked and horrified by Jo Cox’s murder yesterday. Her death is a devastating loss to her family, and a reminder to all of us of how Members of Parliament put service to others at the front of their lives every day.
The Prime Minister spoke for every Briton, regardless of political affiliation, when he said the following, from the No 10 website, yesterday:
“This is absolutely tragic and dreadful news and my thoughts are with Jo’s husband Brendan, their 2 children and wider family. We’ve lost a great star. She had a big heart and people are going to be very, very sad at what has happened.
She was a very strong campaigning MP. She had a great track record of caring about refugees and had taken a big interest in how we can look after Syrian refugees and do the right thing in our world. She was a star for her constituents, a star in Parliament and a star right across the House.
It’s right that we are suspending campaigning activity in this referendum and everyone’s thoughts will be with Jo’s family and her constituents at this terrible time.”
Chairman, Conservative Muslim Forum