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Case Ref : 20160616, Cox, Jo
On 16 June 2016, Jo Cox, a British Labour Party politician and Member of Parliament (MP) for Batley and Spen, died after being shot and stabbed multiple times in Birstall, West Yorkshire. In November 2016, 53-year-old Thomas Alexander Mair was found guilty of her murder and other offences connected to the killing in an act of terrorism. The judge concluded that Mair wanted to advance white supremacism and exclusive nationalism most associated with Nazism and its modern forms. He was sentenced to life imprisonment with a whole life order.
This case has been covered in a Richplanet film, TV show and lecture. Plus various other Richplanet shows have also covered this case.
It is clear from the evidence presented in the film that Thomas Mair played no part in the alleged attack. After the Jo Cox film was produced, Richplanet sent out 650 DVDs of the film, one to every UK MP.