More in Common Community

The More in Common Community is made up groups and individuals across the UK who are inspired by the words of Jo's maiden speech in Parliament: “We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us.

The More in Common community is a key part of Jo’s legacy in communities up and down the country, who live and share her values of respect, tolerance, and compassion. These groups and individuals work year-round to build strong and compassionate communities where everyone has a sense of identity and belonging. We support these groups by providing opportunities to help them bring people together, and developing training and toolkits to support better outreach in their communities.

 

More in Common Batley & Spen

 

 

  • A volunteer group from Jo's constituency who came together in 2016 to create something positive out of the tragedy that was Jo's murder
  • The group focus on bringing people together through education, sport and physical activity, as well as creative arts, faith and culture
  • Key events include the Run for Jo, The Big Batley Iftar, The Great Rugby Get Together, Stepping Into the Future and The Jo Cox Way Bike Ride

More in Common Darlington

 

 

  • The group have met for the last two years to help spread Jo's more in common message across Darlington
  • They have held two Great Get Together Picnics, a candlelight vigil in High Row, and have published articles in the local press and social media

More in Common Boston & Lambeth

 

 

  • Lambeth, in South London, recorded the highest remain vote in the European referendum, while Boston had the highest proportion of voters who supported leave. The two More in Common groups were established to help promote understanding and respect between two areas with very different outlooks and cultures
  • The group runs numerous cultural exchange events throughout the year, including the Human Library, exchange programmes, a Polish heritage day and history tours
  • They appeared on Ed Miliband’s podcast and have been featured in The Guardian and on the BBC

More in Common Training

 

 

  • Our More in Common training day in April 2019 brought together 70 organisers from across the UK to share ideas and learn how to put on impactful Great Get Togethers
  • Speakers included Jo's sister Kim Leadbeater and George Gabriel, Strategic Partnerships Manager at Facebook
  • 90% of attendees said afterwards they would be able to organise better Great Get Togethers
  • 100% of attendees said the More in Common community and The Great Get Together could help improve their community, and that they felt motivated to participate in the More in Common training programme

To find out more about our More in Common groups or to set your own group up, contact us: [email protected]