Speaking after the announcement by West Yorkshire Police on the tragic death of Jo Cox MP, Stephen said:
“I am shocked and appalled by the terrible news this afternoon. Jo was a wonderful MP, and a wonderful person. I – and everybody else – had been very impressed since her election last year.
“I would like to express deepest condolences to Jo's husband Brendan and their family. Although details remain unclear, it seems Jo was simply carrying out her job on behalf of her constituents. The circumstances appear very similar to those when I was attacked six years ago.”