Which stars are supporting Miliband?
This isn’t just another opportunity to wheel out our ingenious political pun-ditry oriented headline – over the last few days, several prominent figures have jumped off the fence and rushed to support Labour ahead of the general election on Thursday.
If you read the list of famous Labour supporters we compiled back in March, then you’ll already know that Martin Freeman, Daniel Radcliffe, Lily Allen and David Tennant are on the red side, but here are the latest additions:
A major u-turn from the comedian and journalist, who once urged people not to vote, has seen Brand give his backing to Ed Miliband’s Labour party, everywhere except Brighton, where he is supporting the Greens’ Caroline Lucas.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Brand said: “What I heard Ed Miliband say is that if we speak, he will listen. So on that basis, I think we’ve got no choice but to take decisive action to end the danger of the Conservative party.”
— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) May 4, 2015
Fellow comedian Steve Coogan has also jumped aboard Miliband’s ship, lending his support to Labour.
Coogan has released a pretty amusing video explaining why, citing “honesty, decency and “hardwork,” and says he was brought up not just to “look after number one and to hell with everyone else”.
It’s really great to have Steve Coogan backing Labour in this election – watch his video explaining why → https://t.co/b0aD0JjJIL
— Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) May 3, 2015
Number one single scoring London rapper Tinie Tempah, AKA Patrick Okogwu, has also come out for Labour after it emerged that he is friends with shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna. Tampah posted a picture of the pair together on Instagram. Check it out.
My G!! Chuka Umunna, Labour MP. http://t.co/h8dRAwRU5k
— Tinie Tempah (@TinieTempah) March 26, 2013
Often labelled the most intelligent man on earth, Professor Steven Hawking said recently that Ed Miliband is the best choice for prime Minister. According to the Independent, Hawking has previously spoken out against privitisation of the NHS, describing it as “Britain’s finest public service”.
— CambridgeYoungLabour (@camyounglabour) April 23, 2015
The snooker champion recently met up with Miliband for a game of pool. In a video, he explained why he’s supporting Labour.
Why I think everyone should vote for Ed Miliband on 7 May https://t.co/Z1q1D0JGzV
— Ronnie O’Sullivan (@ronnieo147) May 2, 2015
Miliband was evidently pleased about it.
I took some time out of the campaign to play pool against Ronnie O’Sullivan. I went easy on him… https://t.co/8qp37tA51n
— Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) May 2, 2015