Jo Cox charity single misses out on Christmas No 1 spot

A charity single produced in memory of Jo Cox has missed out on the Christmas number one spot.

The Friends of Jo Cox – a cross-party group of MPs and popstars – teamed up for a cover of The Rolling Stones' 1969 hit You Can't Always Get What You Want.

The single raised money for the Jo Cox Foundation, set up following the murder of the Batley and Spen MP earlier this year.

However, despite getting into the iTunes Top 10, and raising more than £35,000, the song was at number 136 in the final chart before Christmas Day.

British electronic music trio Clean Bandit claimed the Christmas number one accolade with Rockabye, featuring rapper Sean Paul and singer Anne-Marie.

The track, which has been in the singles charts for nine weeks - was in top spot for seven.

The group fended off stiff competition from One Direction's Louis Tomlinson, Little Mix, Rag'n'Bone Man and an old festive favourite, All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey, to score the prestigious title, the Official Charts Company said.