All MPs are undertaking a review of security, both for themselves and their staff. I have no plans to change my surgeries. They are an important part of what I do, and it would be a sad day if, for security reasons, I was unable to meet constituents to help with their problems.
There is so much more to an MP’s work, than just debates and questions in Parliament. The constituency work is very important. That was the service Jo Cox was performing when she was brutally taken away from us. Jo was an MP doing her duty for a place she loved.
This killing was an act of hate. The loss of this MP’s life was senseless. Her family will never be the same again.
But yesterday, we all lost something. This was an attack on democracy. An attack on our freedom. On the open and close relationship MPs have with their constituents and their community.
We must value and treasure that relationship – something unknown in some countries – and value the people who undertake this role, not for wealth or prestige, but to serve their community. Jo Cox was such a person. She will be missed.
To donate to the fund in Jo's memory, click HERE.