What should England's new national anthem be?

Louis Dor
Friday 01 April 2016 14:40
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God Save the King (or presently Queen) has been the UK's national anthem since the 19th century.

While Scotland and Wales have separate national anthems, England and Northern Ireland, curiously, are without an official one of their own.

At events like the Commonwealth Games, A Londonderry Air is played for Northern Ireland, while Land of Hope and Glory has been played in the past for England.

A recent campaign has led to MPs debating whether England should obtain it's own national anthem and a recent YouGov survey has shown that 49 per cent of UK 'opinion formers' believe that England should have its own national anthem for sporting events.

YouGov also polled people's preferences for England's national anthem, and the most popular of the options (which included Tubthumping by Chumbawumba...?!?!?) was Jerusalem, by William Blake.

We've taken the YouGov options, so you can vote in our ranked list below - let us know in the comments if there's any other anthems that should be considered and we'll include them.

Vote in the ranked list, below:

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