Today is the last day that UK citizens can register to vote in the upcoming general election - and members of Dirty Hit bands The 1975 and Wolf Alice are encouraging their fans to register, with bassist Ross MacDonald saying that, "If you don't register, you can't vote and if you don't vote, your voice will not be heard. This is an extremely important election. There are huge differences between the two parties this time round; differences that will shape our country and society not just for the next 5 years but for generations to come."
Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell has filmed a PSA for Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn which you can watch below:
+ read in full messages from Ross and Wolf Alice’s Joel Dilla below:
Hello young people. This is my impassioned plea for you to register to vote before the end of tomorrow. If you don't register, you can't vote and if you don't vote, your voice will not be heard. This is an extremely important election. There are huge differences between the two parties this time round; differences that will shape our country and society not just for the next 5 years but for generations to come. There are policies on both sides that will change all our lives that we can all identify with. I don't care which way you vote, just vote. If you vote, you have more power and the Government will take notice of what you want. The young person's vote will no longer be perceived as irrelevant in favour of securing older people's votes. If you don't vote, the Government has no political reason to make things any better for you as they can win without it. Vote and make them listen. Vote and change the country in the way that you want. The only way you won't get what you want is by not voting. So, please, register and vote.
If you thought your hangovers were bad today, imagine waking up and realising the Tories are still in power, even though everyone over the age of 18 had an opportunity to get rid of em. There is literally HOURS left to register to vote in the upcoming General Election!! If you've been inspired (I know I have!!) by many of the efforts people have made to try and galvanise those still unregistered, then why not try the same? Talk/text/ tweet ur family/friends/followers/whoever and remind them it's last call on having a voice come June 8th. https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and https://stopthetori.es/?gclid=CKfmr8nGgdQCFVQ_Gwod1DwAsg image by @simonerocha_ !