Lincoln residents invited to sign book of condolence in memory of Jo Cox

A book of condolence has been set up in Lincoln to allow residents to pay their respects to Labour MP Jo Cox, who was murdered in her constituency last week.

The book is available to sign inside City Hall, and is intended to be passed on to Jo’s family.

A special vigil was also held outside Lincoln Cathedral on Tuesday, June 21, with candles lit in Jo’s memory and a moment of silence observed.

Dave Godson, Secretary of the Lincoln Labour Party, said: “The brutal killing of Jo Cox MP has shocked the world.

“A caring and compassionate campaigner as well as a committed constituency MP her untimely death leaves a huge void in the Labour movement as well all the other causes she championed.

“Our thoughts at this time are with her family and particularly her partner Brendan and her two children Lejla and Cuillin.

“As a party, local members wanted to express their condolences and reflect on Jo’s contribution to politics and society as a whole.

“We came up with the idea of a book of condolence for members to sign but then with the recent vigil for her at the Cathedral we thought the wider public may want to take part as well.

“We are grateful to City Hall for hosting the book and allowing this to happen.”

Thomas Mair, 52, from Birstall in West Yorkshire, faces charges of murder, grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of an offensive weapon in connection with the attack.