The leader of the UK’s biggest union, Len McCluskey, has offered Unite’s most sincere condolences to the family of Jo Cox, the MP who tragically lost her life in her constituency today (Thursday 16 June).
Len McCluskey said: “This is the most appalling crime. Two young children have lost their mum, Jo’s husband has lost his wife and a family has had a deeply loved member taken from them.
“Our deepest condolences go to Jo’s husband, their children, her wider family, and to the Labour party to whom she was very dear.
“Jo was doing what she believed in and was passionate about standing up for the people and the community she represented.
“We must honour her in the best way possible, to carry on her work of uniting people and never letting division or despair win the day.”
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Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.