Yesterday in Parliament, Mary joined MPs from all parties in paying tribute Jo Cox.
Watch or read Mary's speech below.
We are here today to remember our beloved Jo Cox—a woman who loved and was loved; a woman who fizzed with life, compassion and commitment to social justice; a woman who cherished her family, who served her community and whose sole aim was to leave the world a better place than she found it.
She did, didn’t she? The cross-party group on Syria, and the Government agreeing to take 3,000 unaccompanied Syrian child refugees. In 13 short months, Jo achieved more than some MPs achieve in 13 years.
Jo had an open mind and an open heart, and the world really needed somebody like Jo. Somebody who never gave up; somebody who knew that, by the strength of our common endeavour, we achieve more than we can alone.
We send our deepest condolences to her dear family, and thank them for sharing her with us. It was a blessing to have known Jo. Rest in peace, sweet friend.