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Russell Brand Tells Voters To Support Labour To Kick Out The Conservatives

Brand has repeatedly said it's not worth voting. Guess he's changed his mind.

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Russell Brand has told English voters to support Labour in his latest Trews video.

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Miliband was last week mocked by many political commentators for turning up to Brand's house in the middle of the night for an interview.

He said he agreed to the interview to make the campaign more interesting and the video has now been viewed more than a million times.

Brand has repeatedly said that he doesn't think voting is worthwhile and last week David Cameron called Brand "a joke".

Previously, he's told Jeremy Paxman that he's never voted "and never will" and this is the first time he's come out in favour of any party.

In his latest video, released today, he told English voters that they should vote for Labour to "stop" the Conservative party from forming another government. He said Scottish viewers "don't need an English person telling you what to do."

He also restated a message that he broadcast following an interview with Green party leader Natalie Bennett and former party leader Caroline Lucas last week, when he told viewers to support Lucas if they lived in Brighton.

Here's the full quote endorsing the Labour party:

David Cameron might think I'm a joke but I don't think there's anything funny about what the Conservative Party have been doing to this country and we have to stop them.

So my view is this: If you're Scottish, you don't need an English person telling you what to do, you know what to do. If you live in Brighton, I think it would be a travesty if we lost the voice of Caroline Lucas in Westminster.

But if you live anywhere else, you've gotta vote Labour, you've gotta get the Conservative party out of government in this country.

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Brand also clarified his previous non-voting stance in the video:

"I know I've been 'Mr. Don't Vote'," he said, "but actually what I mean is political isn't just something we can be involved in once every five years.

"Democracy is for every day, not just for election." He added that citizens should get involved in more community-led movements, such as working in co-operative shops or taking part in occupations.

Siraj Datoo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Siraj Datoo at siraj.datoo@buzzfeed.com.

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