Grieving friends and MPs attended a service at Mrs Cox’s local church last night, with about 500 people packing the venue out to pay tribute to the MP, who was only selected last May during the last general election.
An impromptu memorial was set up outside Parliament, with mourners, including Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, visibly devastated by her death.
Two hours after she died, her husband Brendan tweeted a photograph of Mrs Cox, urging people to “fight against the hatred that killed her”.
In a heartbreaking statement, he said: “Today is the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. More difficult, more painful, less joyful, less full of love.
“I and Jo’s friends and family are going to work every moment of our lives to love and nurture our kids and to fight against the hate that killed Jo.”