Communities come together to remember murdered MP Jo Cox

Whether it’s to commemorate a jubilee or a Royal birth, or – as is the case this weekend – to remember a very special woman, who continues to touch the lives of the people she served a year after her death.

Cox was killed in her constituency of Batley and Spen on 16 June a year ago, just one a week before the United Kingdom went to the polls on European Union membership.

Mrs Hopkins says anyone who wants to come is welcome and they can phone her for directions to her house: 05 65 37 68 03.

A touching video addressing hate crime was released by George The Poet on the anniversary of the death of former MP Jo Cox.

“Islam teaches us to be active members of our communities and reach out across the divide and help those in need”.

“I think the main message of this event is to talk and listen to people”.

Local imam Dr Musharraf Hussain of the Karimia Institute has lent his support to the action.

“What marks it all is what we do here in Britain best is pour out cups of tea, but what we’re not really good at is having conversation with strangers and bridging those divides”.

Mr Leadbeater added: “The cases of Manchester and London were awful”.

Ian McHugh, from the City of Sanctuary, a national movement aiming to build a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for refugees, said it is important to share together “regardless of where people originally come from”.

The unnamed victim was reported missing by her family on Friday evening after she failed to return from college.

Attractions will include a strawberry tea, craft and book stalls, bouncy castle and auto boot sale.

Debbie Simon, managing director of the nursery, which looks after 149 children, told the Post: “It has been fantastic. We are a diverse nursery with a cultural mix”.

He addressed a crowd of about 100 people at the event held at Sandwell Valley Country Park.

And more than 200 people attended a street party in Julian Road, Lady Bay.

The Jo Cox Foundation says her killing was created to divide people and so the response on the anniversary of her death is to bring communities closer together to celebrate what people have in common.

Sometimes we are familiar with people’s faces but might not have met them before. We didn’t think it would have anything like the scale and traction it’s had.

Speaking at a celebration in the centre of Heckmondwike, Mrs Cox’s widower, Brendan, said: “When we first thought about this we were thinking of just bringing some people together”.