At The Jo Cox Foundation, we work to bring about a meaningful reduction in the intimidation and abuse in public life and raise widespread public awareness about its harmful impacts. On the third anniversary of the 2017 Intimidation in Public Life report, we are delighted to launch the Joint Statement on Conduct for political party members.
Today, The Jo Cox Foundation has written together with the CSPL to all parties in Westminster, outlining our ongoing work on the Joint Standard of Conduct for all political parties and highlighting positive behaviours that candidates can pledge to in order to help contribute to a respectful election campaign.
The violent language and threatening behaviour exhibited towards MPs, journalists and others outside the Houses of Parliament this week have rightly drawn condemnation across the political spectrum. At the Jo Cox Foundation we are acutely aware of the appalling consequences that can follow if violence against politicians going about their work is taken to the extreme.