MP Hamilton’s tribute to Jo Cox

THE Great Get Together, organised at the request of Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, at the Etz Chaim Synagogue on Sunday, drew guests from all walks of life, religions and beliefs.

The coffee morning marked the anniversary of the murder of MP Jo Cox.

The event, included Sharon Kaye, the new vicar at St John’s Church, which is Etz Chaim’s close neighbour.

Among the 200 people present were representatives from a Sikh gurdwara, the Bahai faith and a local mosque.

“More than ever we need to increase friendship and respect between the many and varied communities in our city and county,” said shul president Malcolm Taylor.

Fabian Hamilton MP knew Jo well as a Labour parliamentarian, who represented a constituency close to his own and even closer to his family home in Pudsey.

The MP for Leeds North East said: “Jo embodied the values we often think of as European, and she also understood the importance of identity and the sense of community.”

Meanwhile, in Bradford, members of the Reform Synagogue joined the ‘Iftar in the Park’ — organised by the Muslim Women’s Council — to mark the anniversary of Jo’s death.

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