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Charity single in memory of Jo Cox aiming for Christmas number one

It will raise funds for the Jo Cox Foundation, which was set up after the MP’s murder in June.

Jo Cox
Jo Cox
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A CHARITY SINGLE in memory of murdered Labour MP Jo Cox is aiming to be the Christmas number one in the UK.

Musicians including Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson, David Gray and KT Tunstall all sing on the track, a cover of the Rolling Stones’ You Can’t Always Get What You Want.

The recording is being produced by Sade’s record producer Robin Millar, with 25 MPs from across the political spectrum joining in the choir.

It will raise funds for the Jo Cox Foundation, which was set up after the mother-of-two’s death.

Paying tribute, Gray told Sky News Cox was “someone you could believe in” during an “era of public disenchantment that has seen politics discredited by corruption scandals and characterised by political campaigns driven by hateful and divisive language”.

rscover (1) Parliamentary rock group MP4 with Ricky Wilson and producer Robin Millar CBE. Source: MP4

Cox (41), who campaigned in favouring of Britain remaining in the EU, was murdered by far-right supremacist Thomas Mair days before the Brexit referendum in June.

Mair was sentenced to life in prison last week.

Read: Far-right extremist Thomas Mair will die in jail after he’s handed life sentence for Jo Cox murder

Read: “Jo would ask us not to fight with hate, but draw together”: Funeral of Labour MP Jo Cox draws thousands

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