Morecambe MP calls for review into security after Jo Cox killing

The MP for Morecambe has called for a debate into the security of MPs while paying tribute to Jo Cox.

Friday, 17th June 2016, 2:25 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:06 pm
Jo Cox.

David Morris was speaking after Mrs Cox, the MP for Batley and Spen in West Yorkshire, was killed after being shot and stabbed following a surgery in Birstall in her constituency on Thursday.

“I was truly shocked and horrified by yesterday’s news,” said Mr Morris.

“Regardless of politics this was a woman, a wife and a mother who was gunned down carrying out her job.

David Morris MP.

“I hope in time once the full facts of what happened are known this triggers a review and a debate about MPs’ security but now I think our thoughts and prayers need to be with Jo’s family, her husband and her two children at this terrible time.”

A 52-year-old man, named locally as Tommy Mair, has been arrested following the attack on Mrs Cox.

David Morris MP.