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Jeremy Corbyn backs Wolf Alice in race for number one

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has backed British band Wolf Alice in their race to reach number one in the albums chart this week.

Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice Credit: PA

The politician said he was returning the favour after the group - who are vocal Labour supporters - helped his party to "beat the odds in the election" in a post on Twitter.

Along with sharing a link of how to buy the band's album Visions Of A Life, Mr Corbyn wrote: "After helping Labour beat the odds in the election, it's great to see @WolfAliceMusic doing the same in the charts."

Earlier this year, Wolf Alice performed at a Tories Out march, and the band's lead singer Ellie Rowsell appeared in a video campaign shared by Mr Corbyn on Twitter urging people to register to vote.

Wolf Alice perform live on stage on day 3 of Bestival 2016 Credit: PA

Wolf Alice are battling Shania Twain in the charts battle to reach the top spot on Friday.