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When Joey Essex Met Jeremy Corbyn

'Towie' star and Labour leader chatted about getting young people to vote in the EU referendum

19/05/2016 20:27 | Updated 19 May 2016
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Joey Essex has met Jeremy Corbyn to discuss young people voting in the EU referendum.

The pair spoke at a rally the Labour leader was speaking at in Bristol as part of a film the 'Towie' star is making on the June 23 vote.

Today's encounter was recorded on social media, notably via the MP's Snap Chat ...

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... and Twitter

The Bristol Post reported how their conversation included an explanation of who the leader of the Official Opposition to the Government is. 

Joey said: "I know politicians get quite a lot of abuse. Are you a politician?

Jeremy replied: "I work in that field."

The former TV favourite is filming an 'Educating Joey Essex' TV show on the vote, and is travelling around the county meeting people on both sides - including Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage.

The campaign to Remain in the European Union, backed by the Labour Party leader, fears that millions of under-25s have still not signed up to vote.

Polls suggest up to two-thirds of young people back the government’s position to remain in Europe - so could be vital in swing the vote for the 'In' campaign.

Joey Essex's programme will be shown a week ahead of the vote, it seems.

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