Far-right extremist Thomas Mair was given a whole life order in November 2016 for the murder of MP Jo Cox. Mair repeatedly shot and stabbed Jo, a mother of two, in an attack during the Brexit campaign in June the same year. During the attack Mair – a Nazi obsessive – said ‘this is for Britain’ and ‘keep Britain independent’. He was also found guilty of grievous bodily harm against a passerby who came to Jo Cox’s aid, possession of a firearm with intent and possession of a dagger.