Jo was the best kind of politician - and the best type of person
The murdered British MP believed that politics could be a force for good, writes Laura Kuenssberg, BBC Political editor
Published 19/06/2016 | 02:30
Jo Cox was extraordinary, but totally normal. She would talk intensely about the complex causes she believed in and understood, while you shared a pack of Maltesers and a cup of tea.
Jo wasn't one of those politicians who makes their way to Westminster to satisfy their own sense of importance. She was utterly uninterested in her own advancement, grappling with the greasy pole, even though her gifts would have taken her far.
I hadn't spent much time with her but I liked her tremendously, partly because unusually for Westminster she treated everyone exactly the same.