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Hampstead and Kilburn: One Direction star Harry Styles to back anti-Brexit candidate

So, who will Sign Of The Times singer back at the general election?

15 May, 2017 — By Richard Osley

LABOUR organisers in the Hampstead and Kilburn constituency have enjoyed several celebrity endorsements in recent years: Emma Thompson, Alan Davies and Richard Wilson were among the actors who supported their candidate Tulip Siddiq at the last general election.

Now, they will be hoping for a vote from a global star who attracts a slightly more youthful following after One Direction singer Harry Styles said he would vote for a candidate who stands against Brexit when the nation goes to the polls again next month,

Styles, who is on the brink of releasing a solo album and played a gig at the Garage music venue in Highbury on Saturday evening, told the Sunday Times: “Honestly, I’m probably going to vote for whoever is against Brexit. I’m not educated enough on the subject to really go toe-to-toe with someone about it, but disregarding the economic stuff and all of that, I think what it symbolises is the opposite of the world I would like to be in.”

The singer owns a mansion in Hampstead, although it is unclear at which property he is registered to vote. Ms Siddiq has been backed by pro-EU campaign groups Best For Britain, Camden For Europe and Open Britain on the issue of Brexit ahead of the election, but the Liberal Democrats’ Kirsty Allan has insisted her party is the only one, locally and nationally, challenging Prime Minister Theresa May on how the country will leave the union.

 

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