Northern Ireland

Jo Cox: Tributes paid to Labour MP at Belfast vigil

A number of people attended the vigil in front of Belfast City Hall
Image caption A number of people attended the vigil in front of Belfast City Hall

A vigil has been held in Belfast city centre to pay tribute to the MP Jo Cox who was killed on Thursday.

The event outside Belfast City Hall was organised by members of the Labour Party in Northern Ireland to express their "shock, outrage and sadness".

The SDLP MP for South Belfast Alasdair McDonnell was among those who signed a book of condolence.

Thomas Mair, 52, has appeared before Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with the murder of Mrs Cox.

A memorial fund set up in her name has topped £600,000.

Image caption SDLP MP Alasdair McDonnell signed a book of condolence
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Image caption The event was organised by members of the Labour Party in Northern Ireland

The funds raised in the memorial fund will support three causes her husband, Brendan Cox, said were close to her heart, including the The Royal Voluntary Service, HOPE not hate and The White Helmets.

Parliament will be recalled on Monday to allow MPs to pay further tributes to Mrs Cox.

Image copyright Brendan Cox
Image caption Labour MP Jo Cox died after the attack in her constituency in Birstall

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