Back in 2016, Kate raised eyebrows among the more liberal members of her fanbase when she told a Canadian magazine that she thinks May is “wonderful” and “really liked her”.
“I think it’s the best thing that’s happened to us in a long time,” she added. “She’s a very intelligent woman but I don’t see much to fear.”
Her comments have recently resurfaced, following the publication of a book of her lyrics, pushing Kate to pen a “clarification” on her official website about what she really meant.
She noted that at the time of the interview she was “frustrated” to see her quotes taken “out of context”, noting: “It seems the quote keeps being used and so I’d like to present my side of the story
“Over the years, I have avoided making political comments in interviews. My response to the interviewer was not meant to be political but rather was in the defence of women in power. I felt he was putting a really negative slant on powerful women, referring to a witch hunt involving Hilary Clinton [sic].
“In response I said that we had a woman in charge of our country, and that I felt it was a good thing to have women in power. I should have been clearer when I then said it was the best thing that had happened to us for a long time - because I greatly disliked the behaviour of the previous PM, who at that point I felt had abandoned us and everybody felt angry and let down.”
She added: “Again with no response from me to the latest resurfacing of this article, it could make it seem like I am a Tory supporter which I want to make clear I am not.”
Kate did no interviews around either the lyric book or her recently-remastered back catalogue, stating at the time she hoped her projects would “speak for themselves”.