Local councillors pay their respects to murdered MP Jo Cox

Milngavie councillors held a memorial for Jo Cox
Milngavie councillors held a memorial for Jo Cox

Three Milngavie councillors Eric Gotts (LibDem), Maureen Henry (Labour) and Jim Gibbons (SNP) held an emotional memorial service in the precinct at the weekend for fellow politician Jo Cox who was tragically murdered last week.

The Batley and Spen Labour MP was shot three times and repeatedly stabbed on the steps of her constituency surgery in Birstall, Leeds, last Thursday (June 16) by a man who shouted “Britian first.”

Tributes have been paid  to MP Jo Cox who was killed on Thursday

Tributes have been paid to MP Jo Cox who was killed on Thursday

Police arrested a 52-year-old former psychiatric patient named Tommy Mair.

The 41-year-old mother of two had been campaigning for Britian to remain in the EU.

The husband of Jo Cox has since urged people to “fight against the hatred” that killed his wife.

As a mark of respect to Jo Cox the three local councillors decided to each lay a bunch of roses (yellow, pink and orange) at the war memorial in Milngavie.

Councillor Eric Gotts said: “This was a simple ceremony to commemorate the humanitarian values that permeated her short life.

“Jo ‘s tragic death reminds us all that we have more in common with each other than things that divide us.”