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“All she wanted to do was spread positivity and do something good with her life...”

 

Kim Leadbeater

Good Morning Britain

More in Common Batley and Spen

 

More in Common Batley and Spen are a group of volunteers who came together after the murder of Jo Cox in June 2016. We are inspired by the words Jo used in her maiden speech in Parliament,

 

“While we celebrate our diversity, what ​surprises me time and time again as I travel around the constituency is that we are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us”

 

The aim of More in Common Batley and Spen is to maintain and develop Jo’s legacy in the local area. We are focused on building a strong and compassionate community where everyone has a sense of identity and belonging. We aim to provide opportunities for individuals to make connections by bringing people together.

 

 

The Jo Cox Foundation

 

The Jo Cox Foundation was formed in 2016 and aims to make a difference on the issues Jo was passionate about. The Foundation broadly work across three areas: locally to promote more compassionate and cohesive communities; nationally, working on issues across the political divides, such as loneliness; and internationally to create the fairer and more tolerant world Jo envisaged.

 

More in Common, Batley and Spen is part of The Jo Cox Foundation and feeds into the local stand of work. The group is led by Kim Leadbeater, Jo’s sister, who is also an ambassador for The Jo Cox Foundation.

 

“The Jo Cox Foundation exists to create a positive legacy for Jo, and to channel the incredible energy that she had, underlined always but her deep belief in our common humanity. The work of More in Common Batley and Spen truly embodies Jo’s values and her ability to galvanise change and bring people together. It is a hugely important part of the Foundation’s work, and has the power to inspire people across the country in Jo’s memory.”

 

Catherine Anderson, CEO, The Jo Cox Foundation

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