The life and tragic death of York­shire MP Jo Cox

A new doc­u­men­tary puts to­gether the story of a tragic day

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doc­u­men­tary / 9.00pm / BBC2

When Jo Cox, the Labour MP for the York­shire con­stituency of Bat­ley and Spen, was mur­dered on 16 June, just seven days be­fore last year’s EU vote, the na­tion was stunned. This poignant film tells the story of a kind-hearted woman who worked tire­lessly for her con­stituents. Yet the film also re­counts the dark tale of her killer, Thomas Mair, an out­sider who be­came ob­sessed with fas­cist pro­pa­ganda be­fore sav­agely lash­ing out. Fea­tur­ing can­did ac­counts of Jo’s fi­nal mo­ments, ques­tions over what trig­gered Mair’s be­hav­iour and cut­ting ad­mis­sions from the de­tec­tives who in­ves­ti­gated the mur­der, this film pulls no punches.

Jo was killed af­ter a con­stituency surgery

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