EU Referendum debate cancelled following Jo Cox death

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A debate on the EU Referendum, set to take place tomorrow night, has been cancelled in the light of the death of Labour MP Jo Cox yesterday (Thursday).

The 41-year-old Mrs Cox, the MP for Batley and Spen, died after being shot and stabbed multiple times near to a library in Birstal, West Yorkshire.

She is reported to have suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at 1.48pm.

Dylan Taylor, a director at Boston radio station Endeavour FM confirmed a planned live debate, which was due to take place at Haven High from 7pm, has been cancelled.

He said: “In light of what’s happened, overall it’s the best decision - especially as it might seem insensitive to go ahead.”

He added: “A lot of campaigning is going to be low key over the weekend and if we’re doing the same thing as normal it could be seen as insensitive.”

A 52-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the incident.

Boston Borough Coun Paul Gleeson, also tweeted moments before the news broke: “Tomorrow night I was due to be in an EU debate supporting remain so close to the terrible murder of Jo Cox I think it is wrong to go ahead.”

Endeavour FM have been carrying out a series of recorded interviews and debates over the past few weeks which were set to culminate in tomorrow’s free ticket event.

Those recordings are still available on the station’s website www.endeavourfm.co.uk