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Musicians and MPs record charity single in memory of Jo Cox

By | Published on Friday 18 November 2016

Jo Cox

A group of politicians and musicians have come together to record a charity single in memory of Jo Cox, who was murdered in her constituency earlier this year.

Organised by Labour MP Kevin Brennan, the version of The Rolling Stones’ ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ features Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson, KT Tunstall, David Gray and Cockney Rebel’s Steve Harley, plus 20 MPs from across various parties, including members of parliamentary rock band MP4, and the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus.

“There’s too few [people like Cox] in the world, so it’s just incredibly sad that she has gone”, Brennan told the BBC. “At the same time I think she’d be really happy that we are doing something so joyful and so celebratory and fun in her honour – and to help raise money and awareness for her causes”.

Labour MP Tracy Brabin, who won Cox’s former seat in Batley and Spen, commented at the recording: “I think it’s an amazing event because it’s bringing people together cross-party. There’s Conservatives, there’s Labour and I think that’s what Jo always loved, to be able to work – when the idea was big and important – across parties”.

The trial of the man accused of killing Cox is currently being heard at the Old Bailey.

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