Jo Cox: 'We must make sure that what Brendan Cox said becomes the truth', says MP Stephen Kinnock

Jo Cox: 'We must make sure what Brendan Cox said becomes the truth', says MP Stephen Kinnock

Jo Cox's husband Brendan gave a moving speech about her

Thursday, November 24, 2016

We must make sure we don't dwell on the way Jo Cox died, but how she lived, says MP Stephen Kinnock, who worked with the MP. 

Thomas Mair was sentenced to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of murdering Cox. After this her husband Brendan gave a moving speech, saying: "It was an act driven by hatred but instead it created an outpouring of love."

Kinnock told Julia Hartley-Brewer that we must make sure what Brendan Cox said "does become the truth and we don’t allow any of this poison to seep back into our public discourse." Kinnock believes we must not "dwell on the way in which Jo died" but rather "the way she lived."

He believes "the referendum did unleash certain demons" which were enough to tip people like Mair "over the edge." He added: "People in public life have got to remember that words have consequences."

Listen to the full interview above