Heather Stewart writes about the career of the late Jo Cox MP.
Cox had also worked as an adviser to Sarah Brown, wife of the former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown, in her women’s and children’s health campaigns.
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.
The network said in a statement: ‘We are proud to have known her and campaigned with her, and will work tirelessly to keep her memory alive.’