Jeremy Corbyn has given his seal of approval to the Big Issue Christmas single as Phil Ryan takes on heavyweights Ed Sheeran and Beyonce to secure the No 1 spot.
The Labour leader praised Walking Down The Lonely Street in a message to his 1.6 million Twitter followers, thanking them for helping to tackle homelessness over the festive season.
Corbyn, who spoke exclusively to The Big Issue ahead of June’s election, tweeted: “Great song by @philryanmusic for the @BigIssue.
“Thank you to everyone who is fundraising, volunteering and doing what they can to help homeless people this Christmas.”
Thank you to everyone who is fundraising, volunteering and doing what they can to help homeless people this Christmas.https://t.co/cWVLTd0Z48
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) December 17, 2017
He is the second political leader in a week to pledge support for the Yuletide song after Vince Cable turned out for The Blue Sky Network Campaign Against Homelessness event in London’s Waterloo rail station on Friday.