Issued: June 16, 2016
Epping Forest MP and Deputy Speaker Eleanor Laing pays tribute to Labour MP Jo Cox, Labour MP for Batley and Spen
Mrs Laing has issued the following statement following this afternoon's incident
"I am shocked at the news that Jo Cox has been murdered. This is utterly tragic and totally heart-breaking.
"She was a lovely, lively, capable and effective MP. I had a very high regard for her.
"We are all thinking of her family and praying for them."