Member of Parliament for Northfield, Richard Burden, has organised a book of condolence for murdered West Yorkshire MP Jo Cox.

The book, which will be forwarded to Jo’s family, was available on a Labour party stall in Northfield town centre this morning. From Sunday, anyone wishing to leave their message of condolence in the book can access it at Northfield Baptist Church.

13419188_10154478419797985_8179634409110561225_nMP for Batley and Spen, Jo, 41, sadly died on Thursday after being shot and stabbed in the street outside her regular surgery in Birstall. Messages of condolence have been expressed by many across the country, regardless of political opinions.

On Thursday, on hearing of Jo’s death, Richard Burden wrote: “Friend, comrade and fellow boat-dweller. Rest in peace, Jo. You made a difference and we will miss you x”

Northfield Baptist minister, Rev. Dave Tubby said: “The shock of Jo’s death is felt by everyone and it is important that we have this space to mark her life and grieve. This is a really poignant way for us to remember Jo locally and is an important act of support and condolences for her family and friends. They very much remain in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.”

Residents welcomed the opportunity to send their messages to Jo Cox’s family:

Sign the book

  • Where: Northfield Baptist Church, off Bristol Road South, Northfield B31 2NQ
  • When: Sunday 19th June 9.30am – 2pm, the 9 – 2pm daily (Also at NAFCafe at the church on Thursday 23rd 6pm-9pm)
  • Contact: If you would like to access the book outside of these hours, please email Rev. Dave Tubby on
Book of condolence in Northfield. Photo Richard Burden MP


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