Nicola Sturgeon speaks at legacy event for murdered MP Jo Cox

MP Jo Cox’s legacy remembered at Big Lunch event

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THE family of Jo Cox have taken part in one of more than 100,000 events planned this weekend to celebrate the life of the MP who was murdered a year ago today.

The mum-of-two was shot and stabbed by Thomas Mair on June 16 past year, on her way to a surgery in her West Yorkshire constituency of Batley and Spen.

"I think we're getting through, maybe it will take a while but the message will get through".

"It's actually a really, really good reason we're encouraging people to come together".

There was also an event held at Rushcliffe Labour Party Women's Forum where a Big Tea Afternoon was launched in her memory.

He added: "We hope these events give us all a moment - as Jo talked about in her maiden speech - to focus on the things we have in common". Brendan Cox was joined by all four of Britain's living former prime ministers in paying tribute to the MP and the impact she had on the country's political discourse.

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"We need to stand together and show the people who want to divide us that we are united", he concludes. She said she had ordered immediate action across the board to help victims' relatives and survivors.

They are inspired by her belief that we had more in common with each other than what divides us.

Mr Parmar himself came to Bolton from Nairobi, Kenya, almost 50 years ago, and said how important it was to support people and groups who might not otherwise easily integrate into the community.

Mair was jailed for life after being convicted of her murder at the Old Bailey in November previous year. A desire for unity and togetherness rather than the divisiveness of politics and the public debate in recent years. "The important thing is that it will be a lot of fun, and will, hopefully, play its part in reminding us all of the values that make this country such a great place to live".

"At a time when extremists of all types are trying to divide our communities, there is a huge groundswell of people who just want to focus on the things that unite us, who want to draw closer to their neighbours and communities".

Singer Ed Sheeran has even put together a special Spotify playlist for people to use at their Great Get Together parties.

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