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Britain to hold street parties to remember slain lawmaker

Britain will hold series of street parties to mark the first anniversary of the death of centre-left lawmaker Jo Cox, her widower, Brendan Cox, said on Wednesday.

“Please help me mark the anniversary of Jo’s murder with a celebration of what we have in common,” Cox said in a statement launching the Great Get-Together parties, to be held on June 17-18.

Jo Cox 

According to the organisers, “we want the anniversary of Jo’s murder to be a big, joyful, national celebration of our shared values”.

Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver and Camilla, the duchess of Cornwall and wife of Prince Charles, are scheduled to join Cox at a formal launch of the events later on Wednesday.

Jo Cox, a pro-EU, pro-immigrant lawmaker in Yorkshire, was shot and stabbed by a white supremacist sympathiser with a history of mental illness days before the country voted to leave the European Union.


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