Jo Cox
Jo Cox's husband Brendan tweeted this photo of his wife @MrBrendanCox

The husband of murdered Labour MP and mother-of-two Jo Cox has issued a heartbreaking statement promising to "love and nurture our kids" and "fight against the hate" that killed his wife.

Brendan Cox, who has two young daughters aged five and three, had earlier tweeted a picture of his wife in the sunshine.

Less than an hour after West Yorkshire Police announced that she had succumbed to her injuries, Mr. Cox issued a statement:

"Today is the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. More difficult, more painful, less joyful, less full of love. I and Joe's friends and family are going to work every moment of our lives to love and nurture our kids and to fight against the hate that killed Jo.

"Jo believed in a better world and she fought for it every day of her life with an energy, and a zest for life that would exhaust most people.

She would have wanted two things above all else to happen now, one that our precious children are bathed in love and two, that we all unite to fight against the hatred that killed her. Hate doesn't have a creed, race or religion, it is poisonous.

"Jo would have no regrets about her life, she lived every day of it to the full."