The British Parliament will be recalled on Monday to pay tribute to murdered U.K. lawmaker Jo Cox, media reports said on Friday. Labour's Jeremy Corbyn had asked for the recall of the House of Commons, and the opposition leader confirmed during a speech in Cox's West Yorkshire constituency that his request was granted. Speaking alongside Prime Minister David Cameron, Corbyn said Cox was an extraordinary that is "a tragedy beyond tragedy" what happened to her, according to local media reports. Corbyn and Cameron were in Birstall, where Cox was killed, to pay tribute to the rising Labour politician. Meanwhile, the ruling Conservative party issued a statement saying it won't put up a candidate in the election for Cox's Batley and Spen seat. "Following the tragic killing of Labour MP Jo Cox, the Conservative party has decided not to contest the forthcoming byelection as a mark of respect to a much-loved and respected politician," the Conservative party said.
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