Parties join forces in the spirit of Jo Cox

    Supporters from across the political parties forgot their differences and enjoyed a ‘Picnic in the Park’ at Calverley Grounds at the weekend in celebration of the life of Jo Cox, the Labour MP for Batley and Spen, who was killed last year by an extremist.

    In her maiden speech to parliament she had said: “We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us.”

    Amanda Turner of the Women’s Equality Party (WE) said: “The event was particularly significant in showing how in these very divided and politically turbulent times and in the light of recent terrorist attacks and the shocking fire at Grenfell Tower we can stand together cross-party, as Jo Cox would have wished.”

    The Tunbridge Wells event was part of a nationwide ‘Great Get Together.’