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British Labour MP Cox Shot and Injured

Labor MP  Cox  has been shot and stabbed in her constituency in West Yorkshire, [9]according to reports.

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She was elected as a Labour MP for Batley and Spen constituency in 2015, [5]was attacked and injured near a library in Birstall, near Leeds after being shot twice.[1]

She was taken by an air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary.

Who is Cox?

Helen Joanne Cox (born 22 June 1974) is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom.[3] She is the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Batley and Spen after winning the seat in the 2015 general election.[10]

She was educated at Heckmondwike Grammar School,[10] state grammar school in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire. She studied at the University of Cambridge, [9]graduating in 1995

She was head of policy for Oxfam and was an advisor to Sarah Brown and Baroness Kinnock.[11]

She was national chair of Labour Women’s Network and a senior advisor to the Freedom Fund, [13]an anti-slavery charity

Cox was one of 36 Labour MPs to nominate Jeremy Corbyn as a candidate in the Labour leadership election of 2015.[1] However, in the election she voted for the Blairite candidate Liz Kendall,[2] and announced in May 2016 that she regretted nominating Corbyn.[8]

In October 2015 she co-authored,[3] with Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell, an article in The Observer arguing that British military forces could help achieve an ethical solution to the conflict in Syria.[4]

During that month Cox launched the All Party Parliamentary Friends of Syria group,[7] becoming its chair.

In the subsequent vote for UK military intervention in Syria she abstained,[2] as she did not consider the intervention to be part of an effective comprehensive strategy to tackle the Syrian conflict including dealing with President Bashar al-Assad.[6]

The Syrian Civil War is one of Cox’s main campaigning issues.[2]

Source: Mashable

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