Street parties to take place to remember MP Jo Cox

  • 22 February 2017
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Street parties, picnics and baking competitions will be held across the UK to remember MP Jo Cox.

The event is called The Great Get Together and will be held on 17 and 18 June.

Jo Cox was an MP in West Yorkshire and represented local people in Batley and Spen.

She was killed in June last year. Her husband Brendan said the event would be a "fitting tribute" to Jo, held a year after she died.

The Royal Family and various charities are encouraging the public to get involved with the events.

Read Newsround's guide to Jo Cox here.

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