Worldwide events planned to honour Jo Cox on her 42nd birthday

A gathering is taking place at the Ha’penny Bridge in Dublin from 4pm this afternoon

Worldwide events planned to honour Jo Cox on her 42nd birthday

Jo Cox tributes | Via: Yui Mok / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Worldwide gatherings are taking place today to honour the British Labour politician, who was killed last week.

Today would have been Jo Cox's 42nd birthday, and to celebrate her life an event will take place at Dublin’s Ha’penny Bridge at 4pm this afternoon.

The 'More in Common' event is one of a global series taking place, including in her constituency of Batley and Spen, Glastonbury, Sydney, New York, Brussels, Paris, Beirut, Buenos Aires, Geneva and Washington DC.

An hour-long rally is to be held in Trafalgar Square later today, where Mr Cox and his family will gather with her friends, colleagues and the public.

Organisers say the celebrations are to commemorate her "love, energy, passion, flair, Yorkshire heritage and belief in the humanity of every person in every place".

People have also taken to twitter to remember the MP using the hashtag #moreincommon.

Google UK has also posted a link to her memorial fund on its homepage in honour of her birthday.

Over 38,000 people have so far donated to the fund raising nearly £1.3 million for three charities, The Royal Voluntary Service, The White Helmets and HOPE not hate. Jo Cox's husband thanked the public for their "incredible" support and said the "off the scale" reaction had been a great comfort to the couple's two young children.

In an emotional interview, Brendan Cox, said he believes his wife was killed for her "very strong political views".

He said: "I think she died because of them, and she would want to stand up for those in death as much as she did in life."

Jo Cox, a fervent supporter of the campaign for the UK to remain in the European Union, was killed less than seven days before the country goes to the polls in the referendum.

Her death saw campaigning suspended by both sides and sparked a debate about how politics is conducted in the UK.

The full list of the events taking place can be found here.