17 May 2017
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met the husband of MP Jo Cox in Edinburgh earlier today in her offices at Scottish Parliament.
The Scottish Government has pledged support to ‘The Great Get Together’ – a series of events between June 16-18 marking the first anniversary of the death of Jo Cox.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:
The Great Get Together is a fantastic way to celebrate Jo’s life and remind us of her legacy, as encapsulated in her words – we have more in common.
I am deeply humbled by the way Brendan and Jo’s friends and family have not allowed the devastation of losing Jo, who was such an inspirational mother, wife and politician, to overwhelm them, but instead have created a legacy of hope, friendship and unity which we can all take comfort from.
I know that communities all over Scotland will come together to participate in a whole host of events and I look forward to taking part in some of these myself.”