Read: Stephen Kinnock's Moving Tribute to Jo Cox, Full Text

Jo Cox tributes
Tributes in memory of murdered Labour Party MP Jo Cox, London, June 18. Thomas Mair, 52, will go on trial for her murder in November. Neil Hall/Reuters

Speaking in the British parliament to pay tribute to the late Jo Cox MP, Stephen Kinnock said:

Jo and I have been friends for over 20 years and we've had a wonderful 12 months sharing an office since our election last May.

Jo used to use my cupboard as a wardrobe and I'll never forget her dashing around in her cycling gear, grabbing her clothes and shouting something over her shoulder about her latest project or campaign.

She often brought her lovely children into the office with her. If I was lucky I'd get a dinosaur drawing or a chance to read them a story.

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They are wonderful kids who are truly bathed in love.

The murder of Jo Cox was a national tragedy but we must also remember the unspeakable personal suffering that it has caused. Jo's family have lost a loving mother, wife, daughter and sister.

Mr Speaker, the fearless Jo Cox never stopped fighting for what is right. She gave voice to the voiceless.

She spoke truth to power. She exemplified the best values of our party and our country—compassion, community, solidarity and internationalism.

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And she put her convictions to work for everyone she touched, for the people of Batley and Spen, for the wretched of Syria, for victims of violence and injustice everywhere. On Thursday Jo was assassinated because of what she was and because of what she stood for.

But out of the deep darkness of Jo's death must now come the shining light of her legacy. So let us build a politics of hope, not fear; respect, not hate; unity, not division.

Mr Speaker, I can only imagine Jo's reaction had she seen the poster unveiled hours before her death. A poster on the streets of Britain that demonised hundreds of desperate refugees, including hungry terrified children fleeing from the terror of Isis and from Russian bombs.

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