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Let’s get Essex single to Christmas Number 1

Posted by Alex Mayer on 16th December 2016

Essex Euro MP Alex Mayer is putting her full support behind a charity single recorded in Purfleet and is urging local people to back it to become this year’s Christmas Number 1.

Alex Mayer MEP visited the studio at The Backstage Centre where the Jo Cox charity single was recorded and talked with students and apprentices from the National College for the Creative and Cultural Industries who performed on the track.

Mum of two Jo Cox MP was murdered in June 2016, just days before the European Union referendum and proceeds from the single will go to her foundation which supports a range of charities she championed.

The single, a version of The Rolling Stones track You Can’t Always Get What You Want, is released on the 16th December and features Kaiser Chiefs’ frontman Ricky Wilson, KT Tunstall, David Gray, Suzi Quatro and Cockney Rebel’s Steve Harley, alongside the Parliament Choir and the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus.

Labour MEP Alex Mayer said: “It is a huge honour to come and visit the studio where this important charity record was recorded and talk to some of the talented local musicians who performed in it on the day the single is released.

“I hope people will download the track and help make it Christmas Number 1, so that out of a terrible tragedy we can get a great boost for the charities it supports.”