As children sang to honour the murdered MP, her mother says this weekend’s get-togethers are ‘what Jo would have wanted’
A year to the day after Jo Cox, the MP for Batley and Spen, was murdered, hundreds of children from nine local schools gathered on a sunny green in the West Yorkshire town of Heckmondwike to sing in her memory. “We will shout it from the rooftops and sing it everyday,” they sang, as their teary-eyed parents looked on. “We are all equal, all different, all unique.”
The performance was the first of a weekend of events in Cox’s former constituency and across the UK to remember the MP’s murder by a neo-Nazi and to honour her belief that “we have far more in common than that which divides us”.