In one of the more unlikely collaborations of the year, grime star Jme has joined forces with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in a plea to young people to register to vote.
The MC took over the Labour MP’s Snapchat, and the pair gave a message to the leader of the Opposition’s followers:
Jme: “I’m Jme.
Jeremy: “And I’m Jer-e-my.”
Together: “MAKE SURE YOU REGISTER TO VOTE.”
Some have argued a surge in votes among young people could offer a significant boost to Labour’s election prospects.
According to a poll earlier this month, more than half of students are currently intent on voting Labour, significantly higher than the party’s poll rating which remains stuck in the mid-20s. Some 93% of those surveyed who were entitled to vote had registered and most said they planned to vote on 8 June.
In 2014, the government introduced individual electoral registration, which is thought to have dented the proportion of young people voting, but a push to boast registration seems to be paying off.