Hopes that Jo Cox charity single recorded in Purfleet can be Christmas No 1

A CHARITY single released in memory of Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox and recorded in Thurrock is in the running to be Christmas number one.

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The “Friends of Jo Cox” have recorded a cover of The Rolling Stones’ You Can’t Always Get What You Want in tribute of the murdered MP.

It features musicians such as Ricky Wilson from the Kaiser Chiefs, KT Tunstall and David Gray.

They are supported by the cross-party parliamentary band MP4, the Parliament Choir and the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus.

All proceeds from the single will go towards The Jo Cox Foundation.

Singer David Gray said: “In an era of public disenchantment that has seen politics discredited by corruption scandals and characterised by political campaigns driven by hateful and divisive language, Jo Cox was that rare thing – someone you could believe in – a dedicated politician working at the heart of her community who believed in a politics of compassion and in building a fairer world. Her violent and untimely death was a tragedy for us all.

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