Gavin Newlands, SNP Candidate for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, took some time out from campaigning to take part in the Jo Cox Foundation’s ‘The Great Get Together’.
Mr Newlands and Councillor Jim Paterson visited Our Place, Our Families in Renfrew to learn more about their work to bring communities together, including taking part in cookery classes.
Jo Cox MP was tragically murdered last year and The Great Get Together is a community event that was held throughout the UK on the weekend of the 16-18 June to mark the anniversary of Jo’s death.
Gavin Newlands, SNP Candidate for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, said:
“I can’t quite believe that it’s been a year since Jo Cox was tragically murdered in her constituency as she carried out her parliamentary duties. Jo was a committed parliamentarian who strived to bring communities together.
“The Great Get Together is a fantastic initiative which has been set-up in honour of Jo’s commitment to bring communities together.
“I was delighted to visit ‘Our Place, Our Families’ to learn more about their recent work to support the local community. ‘Our Place, Our Families’ do fantastic work to support families and individuals – their work epitomises the positive legacy of Jo Cox.
“We can all get caught up in the heat and pressure of an election campaign. The legacy of Jo Cox reminds us all that we all have more in common that what divides us.”