We are writing to express our heartfelt thanks for the support and kindness that has been shown to us during recent weeks, in the aftermath of Jo’s murder.
The outpouring of love and good wishes has been truly overwhelming, and has provided us with great comfort at such a difficult time.
We are gradually working our way through the thousands of cards and letters we have received from all over the constituency, country, and indeed the world, and it would be impossible to thank people individually, hence our letter.
Quite simply, Jo loved her job as the Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen, and she loved the people of Batley and Spen.
As such, we would like to thank you all for the love and support you showed to her during her life, and also the love and support you have shown to us as a family since her death.
We would also like to express our sincere gratitude to everybody who helped us to organise Jo’s funeral, including the police, local authority, funeral director, venue and florist.
Despite the circumstances, we were able to have a positive and uplifting day celebrating Jo’s amazing life and wonderful achievements.
We would now ask, if we may, that as a community we consolidate Jo’s work and keep her memory alive by continuing to make Batley and Spen a cohesive, integrated and vibrant place to live and work, in peace and harmony, and to strive for a better future together.
With much love and gratitude,