STATEMENT FROM KIM LEADBEATER, JO'S SISTER

18th February 2018

This is another very difficult day for our family. The last 20 months have been a constant rollercoaster of emotions which we are still dealing with on a daily basis.

My priority is and always will be looking after Jo and Brendan’s children and supporting my parents, who have already been through so much.

As a family we will support Brendan as he endeavours to do the right thing by admitting mistakes he may have made in the past, and we respect him for doing so. We all make mistakes. Brendan is a wonderful father and I have no doubt about the happiness he brought to Jo.

My other focus is to wholeheartedly continue the work I have begun through the More in Common movement at a local and national level and to support The Jo Cox Foundation in continuing its valuable work. I have a fantastic team of people who have supported me so far and I know they will continue to do so as we focus on creating a positive legacy for Jo. Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support.

Kim Leadbeater, Jo’s Sister


STATEMENT FROM THE TRUSTEES OF THE JO COX FOUNDATION

17th February 2018

The Board of the Jo Cox Foundation has accepted Brendan’s resignation as trustee.

Since establishing the Jo Cox Foundation, the trustees and staff have admired the integrity, commitment and dedication that Brendan has shown in our work to create a positive legacy for Jo.

The Jo Cox Foundation was established in September 2016 to channel the energy and determination generated by Jo's life and murder into practical efforts to advance the causes she championed. The trustees and staff remain committed to continuing this important work and honouring Jo’s life.