Two MPs enjoyed Great Get Together events in Armley and Pudsey – and united in their belief that we have far more in common than that which divides us.
Leeds West Labour MP Rachel Reeves visited Armley Mosque, while Pudsey Conservative MP Stuart Andrew attended the community bash next to Pudsey Community Hub in the town centre.
Ms Reeves said:
“On Friday I had a fantastic day celebrating the ‘Great Get Together’ at Armley Mosque and was happy to be joined by members of the church, police, council, local businesses, New Wortley Community Centre and Interplay. I was so pleased that so many showed their support for the great work this initiative does and to celebrate Jo Cox’s belief that we have far more in common than that which divides us.”
Mr Andrew said:
“I was very saddened to lose my friend Jo and I am always pleased at efforts to maintain her memory and celebrate her strongly held view that we all have far more in common than we think. The Pudsey Community Bash was a fantastic event which brought together all of the diverse communities in my constituency and helped us all celebrate together. There was a fantastic atmosphere in Pudsey and I am very grateful to the organisers for the efforts they went to this year.”
The ‘Great Get Together’ campaign is a national campaign that is held in memory of the late Jo Cox MP during the weekend she would have turned 44, with 121,980 social gatherings taking place across the country to celebrate all we have in common. Other events in West Leeds were held in Newlay and Bramley areas.