Jo Cox: Death of an MP (2017)

Drawing on eye-witness testimonies and unique access to West Yorkshire Police's investigation to tell the story of the brutal attack by a right-wing extremist that ended the life of the British parliamentarian.


Toby Paton


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Credited cast:
Fazila Aswat Fazila Aswat ... Herself - Jo's Office Manager
Alistair Brown Alistair Brown ... Himself - Sales Director, Angloco
Andy Cass Andy Cass ... Himself (as DS Andy Cass)
Brendan Cox Brendan Cox ... Himself - Jo's Husband
Jo Cox Jo Cox ... Herself (archive footage)
Roger Griffin Roger Griffin ... Himself - Fascism Expert, Oxford Brookes University (as Prof Roger Griffin)
Derek Honeybell Derek Honeybell ... Himself - Eyewitness
Kim Leadbeater Kim Leadbeater ... Herself - Jo's Sister
Stephen Lees Stephen Lees ... Himself - Family friend
Tommy Mair Tommy Mair ... Himself (archive footage) (as Thomas Mair)
Sandra Major Sandra Major ... Herself - Jo's Constituency Assistant
Craig Nicholls Craig Nicholls ... Himself - Arresting Officer (as PC Craig Nicholls)
Rebecca Walker Rebecca Walker ... Herself - Owner, Wellbeing Centre
Nick Wallen Nick Wallen ... Himself - West Yorkshire Police (as Det Supt Nick Wallen)
Karen Wilkinson Karen Wilkinson ... Herself - Head of Charity


On 16th June 2016 political campaigning ahead of the UK's referendum on membership of the European Union was at its height. Jo Cox the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Batley and Spen was on her way to the public library in the village of Birstall, West Yorkshire to attend one of her regular constituency surgeries - meeting one-on-one with members of the public who needed her help and advice. As the 41-year-old Labour Party politician made her way from her car to the library she was attacked by Thomas Mair, a 52-year-old local man. Mair stabbed Cox and when she fell to the ground Mair shot her and stabbed her again as she lay on the pavement. 77-year-old Bernard Carter-Kelly attempted to come to the MP's aid and was himself stabbed by Mair. Members of the public followed the attacker as they phoned for the police and when armed officers arrived Mair was arrested. This film makes use of eye-witness testimonies to tell the story of the brutal murder of the mother of two and ... Written by Mark_a_Wood <markawood@hotmail.co.uk>

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13 June 2017 (UK) See more »

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