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Today's Inspirational Woman of the day is Jo Cox MP who life was so tragically cut short yesterday whilst carrying out her role as representative of her constituency and our proudly held democracy. Here is the Guardian article :- Each year, Jo Cox and her husband Brendan welcomed more than 100 guests and their families to their cottage in the countryside to mark the summer solstice — this year’s party was due to happen this weekend, just days before her birthday. Instead, Brendan Cox issued a dignified statement on Thursday night saying that he and the couple’s two young children were facing “the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. More difficult, more painful, less joyful, less full of love.” Cox was a Labour rising star, widely regarded as one of the most promising MPs of the 2015 intake. She would have turned 42 on Wednesday, and grew up in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, with her mother, Jean, a school secretary, and father, Gordon, who worked in a toothpaste and hairspray factory in Leeds. She attended the local grammar school and won a place at Cambridge but told the Yorkshire Post in a recent interview: “I never really grew up being political or Labour. It kind of came at Cambridge where it was just a realisation that where you were born mattered, that how you spoke mattered … who you knew mattered. I didn’t really speak right or knew the right people. I spent the summers packing toothpaste at a factory working where my dad worked and everyone else had gone on a gap year. To be honest, my experience at Cambridge really knocked me for about five years.” Cox went on to be an aid worker in developing countries and became head of policy at Oxfam. Max Lawson, Oxfam’s current head of policy, who previously worked for Cox, said: “Jo was a brilliant committed activist for social justice with boundless energy and kindness who made a huge contribution at Oxfam.” Justin Forsyth, the former chief executive of Save the Children and also a Labour adviser, who gave Cox her first big job at Oxfam, described her on Channel 4 as “one of the best of the best” who would be “missed by everyone in the humanitarian and development world”. As well as campaigning on development and humanitarian causes, Cox had a keen interest in social policy issues, including the future of social care. She was a committed feminist and had chaired the Labour Women’s Network, which works to try to get more women into parliament, by offering them training, for example. In little more than a year in parliament, Cox had begun to make a name for herself as a campaigning MP, unafraid to take on her own party’s leadership, including a powerful intervention in the debate over whether Labour should back military action in Syria. She was chair of the all-party parliamentary group on Syria and, while Labour’s leader, Jeremy Corbyn, was strongly opposed to military action, Cox wrote a joint article with the former Conservative international development secretary Andrew Mitchell, arguing that there was a strong humanitarian case. This was her view on the world which is a lesser place for losing her "While we celebrate our diversity, what surprises me time and time again as I travel around the constituency is that we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that decide us" We need people and importantly women like Jo to stand up and represent us. I hope others will follow her lead.

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