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Vigils are taking place across the UK for murdered Labour MP Jo Cox

A vigil is set to take place in Belfast on Sunday in memory of the Leeds MP

Published 17/06/2016

A vigil in George Square, Glasgow, for the Labour MP Jo Cox who was shot and stabbed to death in the street outside her constituency advice surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 17, 2016. See PA story POLICE MP. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
A vigil in George Square, Glasgow, for the Labour MP Jo Cox who was shot and stabbed to death in the street outside her constituency advice surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 17, 2016. See PA story POLICE MP. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attends a vigil in George Square, Glasgow, for the Labour MP Jo Cox who was shot and stabbed to death in the street outside her constituency advice surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 17, 2016. See PA story POLICE MP. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale attends a vigil in George Square, Glasgow, for the Labour MP Jo Cox who was shot and stabbed to death in the street outside her constituency advice surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 17, 2016. See PA story POLICE MP. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale attends a vigil in George Square, Glasgow, for the Labour MP Jo Cox who was shot and stabbed to death in the street outside her constituency advice surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 17, 2016. See PA story POLICE MP. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (centre) and Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale attend a vigil in George Square, Glasgow, for the Labour MP Jo Cox who was shot and stabbed to death in the street outside her constituency advice surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 17, 2016. See PA story POLICE MP. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale attends a vigil in George Square, Glasgow, for the Labour MP Jo Cox who was shot and stabbed to death in the street outside her constituency advice surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 17, 2016. See PA story POLICE MP. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale attends a vigil in George Square, Glasgow, for the Labour MP Jo Cox who was shot and stabbed to death in the street outside her constituency advice surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 17, 2016. See PA story POLICE MP. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attends a vigil in George Square, Glasgow, for the Labour MP Jo Cox who was shot and stabbed to death in the street outside her constituency advice surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 17, 2016. See PA story POLICE MP. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
A vigil in George Square, Glasgow, for the Labour MP Jo Cox who was shot and stabbed to death in the street outside her constituency advice surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 17, 2016. See PA story POLICE MP. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
A vigil in George Square, Glasgow, for the Labour MP Jo Cox who was shot and stabbed to death in the street outside her constituency advice surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 17, 2016. See PA story POLICE MP. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
Candles laid at a vigil in George Square, Glasgow, for the Labour MP Jo Cox who was shot and stabbed to death in the street outside her constituency advice surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 17, 2016. See PA story POLICE MP. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
Candles laid at a vigil in George Square, Glasgow, for the Labour MP Jo Cox who was shot and stabbed to death in the street outside her constituency advice surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 17, 2016. See PA story POLICE MP. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh MP (centre) attends a vigil in George Square, Glasgow, for the Labour MP Jo Cox who was shot and stabbed to death in the street outside her constituency advice surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 17, 2016. See PA story POLICE MP. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
Candles laid at a vigil in George Square, Glasgow, for the Labour MP Jo Cox who was shot and stabbed to death in the street outside her constituency advice surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 17, 2016. See PA story POLICE MP. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Vigils have been held across the UK in memory of Labour MP Jo Cox as people were urged to honour her legacy by building a world with "more love and less hate".

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband was among those to lay flowers in Parliament Square where people including Ukip leader Nigel Farage and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby gathered to remember the 41-year-old.

Several hundred people, including Commons Speaker John Bercow and Labour former deputy leader Harriet Harman, paused in reflection near the Houses of Parliament, where Mrs Cox had worked as an MP since being elected in May last year.

Speaking to those gathered, Mr Miliband said: "We remember her as a fighter for justice in everything that she did. We remember her as somebody who showed no fear in the face of danger, and we remember her too as somebody of the greatest warmth, the greatest generosity and the greatest compassion."

He added: "Let us pledge to honour her memory every day by building a world where there is more love and less hate."

Around 300 people including local MP Stephen Kinnock gathered in Castle Square, Aberavon, Wales to remember Mrs Cox.

Vigils have also been held in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Addressing the crowd in George Square, Glasgow, Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale paid tribute to someone she said was "the very definition of a moral crusade, wrapped up in humour and love".

A vigil is due to be held in Belfast at midday on Sunday outside the City Hall, the Labour Party in Northern Ireland said.

Members of the public look at flowers and tributes in Parliament Square, London, after Labour MP Jo Cox was shot and stabbed to death in the street outside her constituency advice surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire. John Stillwell/PA Wire
Members of the public look at flowers and tributes in Parliament Square, London, after Labour MP Jo Cox was shot and stabbed to death in the street outside her constituency advice surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire. John Stillwell/PA Wire

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