Lindsay Hoyle – 2021 Statement on Jo Cox

The statement made by Lindsay Hoyle, the Speaker of the House of Commons, on 16 June 2021.

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the death of our friend and colleague Jo Cox, who was murdered on her way to meet constituents in her Batley and Spen constituency. She was doing what so many of us do as constituency MPs, and that made her death more shocking to us all. May I, on behalf of the whole House, express our sympathy with her family, friends and colleagues on this sad anniversary? We will never forget Jo or her legacy. We remember her wise words: that we have

“far more in common than that which divides us.”—[Official Report, 3 June 2015; Vol. 596, c. 675.]