Labor MP Cox has been shot and stabbed in her constituency in West Yorkshire, according to reports.
She was taken by an air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary.
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Helen Joanne Cox (born 22 June 1974) is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom. She is the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Batley and Spen after winning the seat in the 2015 general election.
She was head of policy for Oxfam and was an advisor to Sarah Brown and Baroness Kinnock.
She was national chair of Labour Women’s Network and a senior advisor to the Freedom Fund, 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. However, in the election she voted for the Blairite candidate Liz Kendall, and announced in May 2016 that she regretted nominating Corbyn.
In October 2015 she co-authored, 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.
During that month Cox launched the All Party Parliamentary Friends of Syria group, becoming its chair.
In the subsequent vote for UK military intervention in Syria she abstained, 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.
The Syrian Civil War is one of Cox’s main campaigning issues.
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