VOTER REGISTRATION increased dramatically after Stormzy took to Instagram to encourage people to vote yesterday (November 25).
The rapper pledged his support to Jeremy Corbyn in a lengthy instagram post, where he urged people to register to vote before outlining his support for the Labour leader.
He said: “I will be registering to vote and I will be voting for Jeremy Corbyn. There are several reasons as to why I’m voting for him – I would be here all day if I began to list them
“But in my 26 years of life I have never trusted politicians or relied on them to be the bearers of hope and righteous people that we’ve needed them to be. And for me, he is the first man in a position of power who is committed to giving the power back to the people and helping those who need a helping hand from the government the most.”
According to The Independent, around the time Stormzy posted the message on Instagram, the number of users registering to vote increased by 40,000 from 8,296 to 47,920.
150,000 of yesterday’s registrations came from people under 25, and 114,000 came from 25-34 years olds.
The grime MC also took the time to share his thoughts on Conservative leader Boris Johnson, stating that he is a “sinister man” who can’t be trusted.
“I also believe it is criminally dangerous to give the most powerful role in the country to a man who has said that the sight of a ‘bunch of black kids’ makes him ‘turn a hair’, compared women in burqas to letterboxes and referred to black people as ‘piccaninnies’ with ‘watermelon smiles’,” said Stormzy.
“I think it’s extremely dangerous to have a man with those views as the sole leader of our country. These are all MY views, I don’t care for your love or hate for them. I just think it’s important that we all register and go out and vote. And I think it’s important that we use our vote to make sure that the person who runs our country for the next 4 years is someone committed to doing what is right.”