MP Pat rises to bake-off challenge

By Annabal Bagdi | Wolverhampton | Dining out | Published: | Last Updated:

Bakers are being called on to pull out their favourite recipes and craft mouth-watering treats in memory of a murdered politician.

Pat McFadden, Councillor Linda Leach and Dennice McKinnon from ‘Toffee Nose Cake Company’ get baking

Wolverhampton South East MP Pat McFadden is calling on residents across the Black Country to cook up a storm and join his upcoming Bake Off.

The annual fundraiser will pay tribute to Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox, who was murdered by Thomas Mair three years ago.

Mr McFadden said: “What happened to my colleague Jo was tragic and her legacy of ‘more in common than that which divides us’ will always live on.

There is nothing better than cake that brings people together so I’d encourage everyone to come along and take part.”

The Jo Cox Foundation, set up in the wake of the MP's death, is marking the anniversary by asking communities across the UK to host a string of community events.

Communities are being encouraged to celebrate their diversity and host a get-together between June 21 and 23.

Wolverhampton politician Mr McFadden now wants keen bakers from the region to put their cooking skills to the test and join his fundraiser.

Families, schools, community groups, business and places of worship are being called on to dust off their aprons and get involved.


Entrants will have the chance to bake something sweet, including cakes, biscuits or desserts before their works of art are put under the limelight.

A panel of judges - including Signal 107's Dicky Dodd, Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Claire Darke, MasterChef finalist Dennice McKinnon and Mr McFadden - will then whittle down the entries and shortlist a final five before a winner is crowned.

Entry to the fundraiser, which will take place from 11am on June 21, is £5.

Annabal Bagdi

By Annabal Bagdi

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