John Bercow joined political leaders on Friday June 17 to pay his respects to Labour MP Jo Cox, murdered in her constituency on Thursday (June 16).

The Speaker of the House of Commons and MP for Buckingham was in the Yorkshire town of Birstall to pay tribute to Mrs Cox, who was killed outside her constituency advice surgery.

Labour MP Jo Cox pictured near the Houses of Parliament

He laid flowers at the foot of the town's Joseph Priestly Memorial, where messages and bouquets have been placed in tribute.

(L-R) Hilary Benn MP for Leeds Central, Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, Prime Minister David Cameron and Speaker's chaplain Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin, and Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn arrive to pay their respects near to the scene of the murder of Jo Cox, 41, Labour MP for Batley and Spen

Mr Bercow was joined by Prime Minister David Cameron, Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn and Hilary Benn MP for Leeds.

Parliament is to be recalled on Monday (June 20) to allow MPs to pay tribute to the mother of two who Mr Cameron described as one of the "most passionate and brilliant" campaigners in the House of Commons.

Mr Corbyn described the murder of the 41-year-old former aid worker as "an attack on democracy".

Flags were flying at half mast on council buildings in Buckinghamshire on Friday and politicians from all parties paid tribute to Mrs Cox .