President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf reached out to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II after the murder of Right Honorable Mrs. Jo Cox, a Member of the British Parliament.
Jo Cox, 41, was shot and stabbed on Thursday 16 June, 2016 by Thomas Mair, 52, a constituent of Cox’s who had a history of psychiatric problems and has been linked to a neo-nazi group in the United States.
President Sirleaf wrote a letter of condolence to The Queen, saying: “We are shocked and extremely disheartened to have learned of the atrocious murder of the Rt. Hon. Mrs. Jo Cox, Labor MP for Batley Spen of the United Kingdom, who was shot and stabbed in Birstall, North West Yorkshire,
“We deeply regret her passing, however, we are consoled by her immense contribution to democracy, particularly her unwavering compassionate
campaign for the world’s underprivileged.”
She added that on behalf of herself, the Government and the people of Liberia, they offer their “deepest sympathy and prayed that God will grant Her Majesty, the family of the victim and the people of the United Kingdom, the fortitude to endure this unbearable and irreparable loss.”
Finishing the letter off with the best wishes and good health for Her Majesty and the people of the United Kingdom and Nothern Ireland, “renewed strength and solidarity”.
Buckingham Palace also announced that Queen Elizabeth will be writing a letter to Jo Cox’s widower, Brendan.
Mrs. Cox is the first sitting MP to be murdered since 1990, the last being Ian Gow who was killed by IRA car bomb after multiple murders of other politicians. MP Stephen Timms survived an attempted assassination when he was stabbed by Roshonara Choudhry in 2010.
A GoFundMe account was set up in honour of Jo Cox with support for the three charities that most mattered to her, those being; the Royal Voluntary Service, HOPE not hate, and the White Helmets, a Syrian civil defence group. So far over £1million has been raised.