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Kate Maltby is a broadcaster and columnist in the United Kingdom on issues of culture and politics, and a theater critic for The Times of London. Her website is www.katemaltby.com The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)It was lunchtime on a warm, dull Friday in the West Yorkshire village of Birstall, UK, when locals gathered for an unusual vigil. In the paved marketplace of this small northern town of 15,000, Prime Minister David Cameron stood in silent tribute to fallen colleague Jo Cox, a popular freshman representative of his rival Labour Party, who was gunned down Thursday in the heart of her constituency.