Why Jo Cox song should be Christmas number one

Supporters of the Jo Cox Foundation are appealing to the public to make a charity song recorded in her name this year's Christmas Number One.

Jo Cox
Jo Cox

The song, a collaboration of politicians, music stars and volunteers, is a cover of the Rolling Stones classic, “You can’t always get what you want.”

All funds raised will go to causes which the murdered MP supported.

Speaking today Beverley Labour Party’s George McManus said: “In both life and death, Jo inspired millions of people.

Jo Cox

“There could be no more fitting tribute than to buy the record thus making a positive contribution to her foundation.

“I’d urge everyone to buy a copy.”

Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson, singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, Cockney Rebel’s Steve Harley and pop star David Gray all appear on the single due for release on December 16.

A group of 16 MPs from across the political spectrum, members of parliamentary rock group MP4 and the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus also feature on the track.

Jo Cox

Producer Robin Millar said organisers wanted to create something to show that Mrs Cox’s “hugely selfless and energetic campaigning must live on through greater unity”.

Steve Harley added: “I am not really a political animal. But Jo Cox was a cut above and her legacy should be celebrated. Mrs Cox was a truly special person, and the more I learn about her life and work, the more deeply I admire her.”