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Jo Cox: Corbyn urges people to 'build a better world'

Jeremy Corbyn urged mourners to help "build a better world" when he spoke at a ceremony to name a square in the centre of Brussels after murdered Labour MP Jo Cox.

Jeremy Corbyn
Reuters

The Labour leader described Mrs Cox, MP for Batley and Spen in West Yorkshire, as someone who "lived her life to make lives better for everyone else".

As plaques were unveiled, he told a crowd of friends and relatives in Place Jo Cox: "She always gave this message that we have far more in common that unites us than can ever possibly divide us."

The mother-of-two, who was killed by far-right terrorist Thomas Mair in 2016, frequented the Ancienne Belgique concert hall which backs onto the square when she worked in Belgium.

Jo Cox anniversary: Police 'much more aware' of threats

Joanne Gallacher

Political reporter, BBC Shropshire

A friend of the murdered Labour MP Jo Cox says there's more protection now for politicians, as the police and political parties are "much more aware" when threats are made.

Jo Cox by a sign welcoming people to Batley
SWNS.com

Julia Buckley, a Bridgnorth town councillor, is speaking out, two years after her former colleague was killed in 2016 by neo-Nazi Thomas Mair.

A national celebration of Mrs Cox's life will take place next weekend, which will coincide with what would have been her 44th birthday.

Ms Buckley stood for Labour in Ludlow in the last general election.

When I stood as a candidate in the election, I also got some threats and I had to involve the police, who were fantastic, as was Labour. They take it really seriously now, the protection of candidates and protection of anyone in civic life, everyone is much more aware."

Julia BuckleyFormer Labour election candidate