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Combating loneliness together

Rachel Reeves MP and Seema Kennedy MP, co-chairs of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness

Jo Cox was a doer. She became an MP to change things. She was driven by compassion and a clear sense of right and wrong which led her to get involved in a number of issues in parliament and beyond which sat above party politics: from the plight of civilians caught up in the Syrian conflict to the lonely lives of some of her constituents in Batley and Spen in Yorkshire.

Jo was in the middle of setting up a project to combat loneliness at the time of her murder last June. Jo's ambition for the Commission was to turbo-charge public awareness of loneliness. She wanted us as a society to understand more about the extent of loneliness and then, together to do something about it in our communities, as employers and through greater political leadership. Contact us for press enquiries.