‘Beautiful gesture’ sees square in Brussels renamed after Jo Cox

Today I had the honour of attending the unveiling of a square in Brussels renamed after my inspirational predecessor, Jo Cox.

This beautiful gesture on behalf of a city she loved will act as a permanent reminder of the values of unity, peace and justice that guided her.

Jo’s sister, Kim, delivered a moving, impassioned and powerful speech where she spoke about her sister’s love of music and the city of Brussels, going on to remind us of the importance of uniting against the politics of division and hate.

Jeremy Corbyn then led a touching tribute on behalf of the Labour Party.

Together with local activist and friend of both Jo’s and mine, Jawad Khan, I had the privilege of laying a white rose on behalf of the people of Batley and Spen.

I know Jo’s legacy will live on through all who are dedicated to following in her footsteps in fighting for a better world.

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