A woman who made a difference!


A friend of Jo Cox said that it was upto “all of us – to carry on Jo’s work: to combat and guard against hatred, intolerance and injustice and to serve others with dignity and love. That is the best way we can remember Jo and all she stood for.” 

We will be looking at some of the things Jo did after the holidays. 

Please look at the Jo Cox Foundation website and see for yourself what an amazing lady she really was.

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  • Comment By

    • Massie L-W
  • Date

    • 28 May, 2017

When I first read this blog post and read some information, I was touched by all the things this lovely person did to help our community and make it a better place everyone would love and cherish. Although she is dead, the opinions and values she held so dear they will live forever, I learnt she died doing something she loved, caring about this community and striving to make it better. The Jo Cox Foundation has been developed to help Jo’s Friends family and colleagues to continue their work and make sure the issues she cared about are still having attention paid to them- the things she believed in so deeply, from the plight of innocent civilians in Syria to the despair caused by loneliness and social isolation in the UK. There will also be a launch of the “Great Get Together” a community event on the 16-18th of June to mark the anniversary of her tragic death. They are asking people to throw one of these events- big or small, a street party to celebrate her greatness or just sharing some cake with neighbours to show a united front for a chance to enjoy being together and celebrate what we all have in common, We hope this can bring all our communities together, her killing was designed to try to divide us and they cannot think of a better chance to bring us closer together and think of how lucky we are, to be on this earth together, as one. Please look at the website to raise awareness to all she did and of all the greatness she added to this world, to make us appreciate all we have and to pose a united front, we will never be broken. She worked tirelessly for a more tolerant world and believed all challenges could be overcome Jo was murdered on the 16th June 2016 in the place she loved, her constituency of Batley and Spen, doing the work she loved, as an MP committed to helping the public. We may not always be able to live like Jo or to love like Jo, but we can all help in some way to strive towards the better world she believed in. The website states “We are convinced that by working together effectively we are greater than the sum of our parts. We seek to amplify the voices of all those who believe that compassion, understanding and optimism are signs of strength and not weakness.” Jo was making a difference home and abroad to target,
– Loneliness- Targeting the people that spent time alone- working with the Loneliness Commission
– The Syrian Conflict- The support and the decision makers for the protection of Syrian civilian’s
– Women in public life- Developing routes for women to enter public life
– Preventing crimes and conflict- Trying to make this world a better place to live in for all types of people
Jo was a lovely woman that strove to make the world a better place… there she succeeded
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  • Comment By

    • Alfie
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    • 30 May, 2017

Joanne Cox was a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for the Batley and Spen constituency from her election in May 2015 until her murder in June 2016. Jo Cox’s life was marked by her compassion and by her passion. She worked tirelessly for a fairer, kinder and a more tolerant world. She believed passionately that even the greatest challenges could be overcome. .Jo was a campaigner and an active member of her community. She was a colleague, a friend, a wife, a daughter and a sister. The public reaction to her death – in Yorkshire, across Britain and throughout the world – showed that the values she lived by are widely shared. Jo’s murder led to an outpouring of grief and solidarity across the world. On 22 June 2016 memorials were held in cities as far apart as London and Nairobi, Washington and Buenos Aires.

  • Comment By

    • Madison howarth
  • Date

    • 2 June, 2017

Joanne Cox was a labour politician who strived to help and bring people together in the local and wider community. After Joanne’s death, there has been a charity created called ‘The Jo Cox Foundation’. The Jo Cox Foundation has been established to support Jo’s friends, family and colleagues in their efforts to continue her work and to highlight the issues she cared about so deeply – from the plight of innocent civilians in Syria to the despair caused by loneliness and social isolation in the UK. The foundation has also launched a ‘Great Get Together’ from the 16-18th June 2017 to bring people together.
Joanne’s death was designed to divide us and we can think of no better response than an anniversary that brings us closer together to celebrate all that we have in common. Joanne shall be forever remembered, whether it is just as a politician or as a kind caring helper we shall all be touched by the kind things she has done for us and not wanting anything in return.
‘We have more in common than that which divides us’ – Jo Cox
Joanne was a lovely woman who tried to make the world a better place- and she succeeded.
Thank you Joanne for being such a kind helpful person.

  • Comment By

    • Gabby
  • Date

    • 4 June, 2017

Joanne Cox but known as Jo Cox was part of the parliament from the Labour Party. Jo Cox was singled out for attack as a “passionate defender” of the European Union and immigration. Mair viewed the Labour MP as one of the collaborators and a traitor to white people.She was a helpful and kind person to have around and it was just a shame that someone that tried to make the world a better place died like this. On 16 June 2016, Cox died after being shot and stabbed multiple times in Birstall, where she had been due to hold a constituency surgery. Thomas Mair, a man associated with far-right organisations, was found guilty of her murder in November and sentenced to life imprisonment with a whole life order.
Thank Joe Cox for trying to make the world a better place and I wish you were still alive today.
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  • Comment By

    • Daisy
  • Date

    • 4 June, 2017

Joanne cox was a British labour party politician for the Batley and Spen constituency. Her murder was in June 2016, she died at the age of 41. Jo lived from June 22 1974- June 16 2016. She was a member of parliament for Batley and Spen from 2015-2016. On June 16 2016 Jo died after being shot and stabbed multiple times in Birstall. Thomas Mair was found guilty of Joanne’s murder in November and sentenced to a life imprisoned and a whole life order.

  • Comment By

    • James
  • Date

    • 5 June, 2017

The Jo Cox Foundation has been established to support Jo’s friends, family and colleagues in their efforts to continue her work and to highlight the issues she cared about so deeply – from the plight of innocent civilians in Syria to the despair caused by loneliness and social isolation in the UK.

  • Comment By

    • Chloe
  • Date

    • 5 June, 2017

Jo Cox was a Labour Party MP and was a very important part of the it. She cared for others and enjoyed helping them . Also she helped children in other countries who starved and they had no home. She was born in the year 1974 and she died in the year 2016. She was murdered by an evil man.

  • Comment By

    • Leah
  • Date

    • 5 June, 2017

Joanna Cox was a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for the Batley and Spen constituency from her election in May 2015 until her murder in June 2016. Jo was 41 when she died. She was willing to help everyone and everything. Thomas Mair was found guilty of this terrible crime to Jo Cox therefore having a sentence of life imprisonment. On 16 June 2016 Jo had been shot and stabbed before dieing. She was a kind and generous women. She didn’t deserve to die because she didn’t do anything wrong.

  • Comment By

    • Ruth
  • Date

    • 6 June, 2017

Joanne Cox also known as Jo Cox was a British labour Politian and she was a member of the parliament. She was born on the 22nd of June 1974 and she died on the 16th of June 2016. She was murdered by Thomas Mair and he had mental problems.

  • Comment By

    • Ruby
  • Date

    • 6 June, 2017

Jo Cox, the British labour MP, unfortunately was murdered on the 16th of June 2016 by a man called Thomas Mair at only the age of 41. Now there is a Jo Cox foundation to remember her. This year will represent 1 year of her death on June the 16th.

  • Comment By

    • Ellie & Millie
  • Date

    • 6 June, 2017

Helen Joanne Cox was a labour MP and sheworked for Parliament. She was born on the 22nd of June 1974 and unfortunately died 16th of June. The murder occurred on the 16th of June 2016 by a man that goes by the name of Thomas Mair.
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  • Comment By

    • Jack Shepherd
  • Date

    • 6 June, 2017

Jo Cox was a British labour politician who was born in Batley in West Yorkshire. She was shot and stabbed, on the 16 of June 2016, by a man named Thomas Mair near Leeds.

  • Comment By

    • jacob
  • Date

    • 6 June, 2017

Jo Cox was a British labour party politician as you will already know from other people’s posts. But this is my side of it all, she was a British labour politician for the Batley and Spen constituency. She died in June 2016.

  • Comment By

    • Ryan
  • Date

    • 7 June, 2017

Born in Batley, West Yorkshire, Cox studied Social and Political Sciences at Pembroke College, Cambridge. Working first as a political assistant, she joined the international humanitarian charity Oxfam in 2001, where she became head of policy and advocacy at Oxfam GB in 2005. She was selected to contest the Batley and Spen parliamentary seat after the previous incumbent, Mike Wood, decided not to stand in 2015. She held the seat for Labour with an increased majority. Cox became a campaigner on issues relating to the Syrian Civil War, and founded and chaired the all-party parliamentary group Friends of Syria.

  • Comment By

    • Finlay
  • Date

    • 8 June, 2017

Joanne Cox was a British politician who was in the Labour Party. She helped our country become a better place and unfortunately died in June 2016.

  • Comment By

    • hannah
  • Date

    • 9 June, 2017

On 16 June 2016, Jo Cox, the British Labour Party Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen, died after being shot and stabbed multiple times in Birstall, West Yorkshire. A 52-year-old local man named Thomas Mair was arrested in connection with Cox’s death. He was sentenced to life imprisonment with a whole life order.The incident was the first killing of a sitting British MP since the death of Conservative MP Ian Gow.

  • Comment By

    • Eva
  • Date

    • 9 June, 2017

Helen Joanne Cox was a British labour politician MP for Batley and Spen, aged 41 died on 16 June 2016 after being shot and stabbed multiple times. MP Jo Cox wrote passionate in defence of immigration a few days before her passing and helped our country.

  • Comment By

    • Archie
  • Date

    • 11 June, 2017

Jo Cox was a British politician born 16th of June 1974 in Batley West Yorkshire and she studied social and political science at Pembroke College, Cambridge. Also she was a member of the parliament (mp) for the Batley and Spen constituency from her election in May 2015 until she was stabbed to death in June 2016 aged 41.

  • Comment By

    • Lydia
  • Date

    • 12 June, 2017

Jo Cox worked tirelessly for a fairer, kinder tolerant world!!
She was murdered on the 16th of June 2016!! (Unfortunately) – everyone cared about her and she cared about them too…
Jo Cox was a British labour politician MP for Batley and Spen – she died at age 41.
A man named Thomas Mair was arrested with connection with Jo Cox’s death!
She was a colleague, a wife, a daughter and a sister…
Brendan Cox has written a memoir about Jo and the year since her death…

  • Comment By

    • Harry
  • Date

    • 14 June, 2017

Jo Cox was a British politician who was tragically murdered in June 2016 at aged 41. Pembroke College was the place were she studied social and political science. She was a member of parliament (MP) for the Batley and Spen constituency.

  • Comment By

    • Joshua L
  • Date

    • 15 June, 2017

Jo Cox was a British labour MP in May 2015 until she was murdered tragically on the 16th of June 2016 at the age of 41. She was born on the 16th of June 1974 in Batley West Yorkshire and studied political science in Pembroke Collage located in Cambridge. She was also a member of the Parliament for the Batley and Spen constituency from her election in May 2015.

  • Comment By

    • Joanne
  • Date

    • 15 June, 2017

Joanne cox helped and changed our community and I’m glad that she’s the person to step up and take the responsibility to help with tolerance.

  • Comment By

    • Bradley
  • Date

    • 16 June, 2017

Joe cox was a British laber mp, she help try to make our country
Better. She was only 41 when she got murdered she died on the 16th june 2016
Bradley royston

  • Comment By

    • ryan f
  • Date

    • 16 June, 2017

Joanne Cox also known as Jo Cox was born in Batley, west Yorkshire on the 16th June 1974 and unfortunately died (murdered) on the 16th June 2016 at age 41. She was a labour politician who made a difference she also worked in parliament. She studied social and political science at Pembroke College.

  • Comment By

    • ben b
  • Date

    • 16 June, 2017

Joanne Cox also known as Jo Cox was born in Batley, west Yorkshire on the 16th of june 2016 at age 41 she was born on the 16th of june of 1974 and murderd.

  • Comment By

    • ben b
  • Date

    • 16 June, 2017

Jo Cox was a British labour MP in May 2015 until she was murdered tragically on the 16th of June 2016 at the age of 41.She was born on the 16th of June 1974 in Batley West Yorkshire.

  • Comment By

    • shay
  • Date

    • 16 June, 2017

Jo Cox was a British labour MP in May 2015 until she was murdered tragically on the 16th of June 2016 at the age of 41..Jo Cox worked tirelessly for a fairer, kinder tolerant world!!

  • Comment By

    • Daniel
  • Date

    • 16 June, 2017

Jo Cox was a British party leader and she was also an important politician , she was born on 22nd June 1974 Batley, she died on the 16th June 2016, She was also buried on the 15th July 2016. The murderer of Jo Cox was a man named Thomas Mair he was sentenced to a life in prison.

  • Comment By

    • Oliver
  • Date

    • 16 June, 2017

Jo cox was a kind and respective person before she was shot and stabbed by a man which has got life in prison for his actions.

  • Comment By

    • Bailey
  • Date

    • 16 June, 2017

Jo cox was murdered on the 16th of June 2016
The murderer was named Thomas More he murdered her because he dis agreed with her.
Jo cox was marked by her compassion and by her passion….

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