Russell Brand endorses Labour

Outspoken comedian makes a U-turn on voting

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Russell Brand has had a dramatic change of heart and is now urging his followers to vote for Ed Milliband in the General Election on Thursday.

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Until Sunday, Brand had been dismissive of voting, claiming that politics had created a ‘disenfranchised, disillusioned underclass’, but after meeting with the Labour party leader last week, he’s had a drastic change of heart.

‘I know I've been 'Mr. I don't vote' but actually what I mean is politics isn't something that we can be involved in once every five years,’ Brand told the Trews.

‘Democracy is for every day, not just for elections.’

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Brand may be a divisive figure – his supporters argue that he’s the voice of the youth and a revolutionary thinker while his detractors decry his hypocrisy – but love him or hate him, he is influential, with 9.6 million followers on Twitter and over a million followers on his YouTube channel, The Trews.

Brand went on to urge, ‘You've got to vote Labour, you've got to get the Conservative Party out of government in this country.’

‘What's important is this bloke will be in Parliament and I think this bloke will listen to us, so on 7 May, vote Labour.’

Whatever you think of Brand’s point of view, we certainly support making your voice heard by actually going out and voting.

Go on, your country needs you.

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