Cameron heads to scene of attack on British MP: Official

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron lays a tribute near the scene where Labour MP Jo Cox was killed in Birstall, on June 17, 2016.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron lays a tribute near the scene where Labour MP Jo Cox was killed in Birstall, on June 17, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (centre), Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (right), and Labour MP Hilary Benn arrive to pay tribute to Labour MP Jo Cox in Birstall, on June 17, 2016.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (centre), Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (right), and Labour MP Hilary Benn arrive to pay tribute to Labour MP Jo Cox in Birstall, on June 17, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (centre), Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (right), and Labour MP Hilary Benn arrive to pay tribute to Labour MP Jo Cox in Birstall, on June 17, 2016.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (centre), Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (right), and Labour MP Hilary Benn arrive to pay tribute to Labour MP Jo Cox in Birstall, on June 17, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (second from right), Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (left), John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons (centre) and Labour MP Hilary Benn (second from left) pay tribute  to Labour PM Jo Cox in Birstall on J
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (second from right), Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (left), John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons (centre) and Labour MP Hilary Benn (second from left) pay tribute to Labour PM Jo Cox in Birstall on June 17, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP, REUTERS) - British Prime Minister David Cameron will hold a joint event on Friday (June 17) with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in Yorkshire in northern England where lawmaker Jo Cox was gunned down, officials said.

A Downing Street spokeswoman said Cameron was on his way to the village of Birstall where Cox was shot and stabbed on Thursday. Cameron was to join Corbyn to pay his respects to Cox and a spokeswoman for parliament speaker John Bercow said he would also be with the premier for the joint event.  

A spokesman for Cameron’s Conservative Party said it would not contest the resulting election to select a new Member of Parliament for Cox's seat of Batley and Spen, near Leeds.

 

Cox, a 41-year-old former aid worker also known for her advocacy for Syrian refugees, was killed on Thursday outside a library where she was supposed to meet constituents in a village in northern England, just a kilometres from where she was born.