A fundraising page set up following the tragic death of Labour MP Jo Cox has raised more than £100,000 within five hours of being created. An "inspiring" rising star of the Labour party, the member for Batley and Spen was shot and stabbed on 16 June outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire.

The main suspect, Tommy Mair, 52, was arrested by police on suspicion of shooting and stabbing the MP. West Yorkshire Police are now investigating Mair's links to far-right extremism after the killing and a charge is expected imminently.

Both Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn stood shoulder-to-shoulder to pay tribute to Cox on 17 June, in the small market town where she was killed.

All of the cash raised will be directed towards three charities chosen by Jo's family. They are the Royal Voluntary Service, a charity working to combat loneliness in her constituency, Hope Not Hate, which fight extremism and community divisions in Britain and The White Helmets, a volunteer and rescue workers group based in Syria.

The GoFundMe page says: "In celebration and memory of Jo Cox, we are raising funds to support charities closest to her heart, chosen by her family. Let us come together and give what we can to help create that world."

One of the almost 4,000 donators said: "Nothing good ever comes of hatred.. These are all excellent organisations.. please help if you are able to, in memory of a very fine woman."

Another wrote: "We won't forget you Jo and the best way we can do that is to keep up the fight."

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Flowers left in Parliament Square after the murder of Jo Cox MP Ian Silvera/IBTimes UK

The mother of two young children, the MP spent her time between her constituency and her houseboat in Wapping. Her husband Brendan paid a moving trobute to her, saying: "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."

The chair of the home affairs select committee, Labour MP Keith Vaz, said he wanted a review of security, saying a number of MPs had spoken to police officers in their constituencies to ask what measures they could take to protect themselves.

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Labour MP Jo Cox was killed on 16 June Facebook