'Use your voice' - Little Mix singer Jade Thirlwall urges fans to vote in General Election as she pledges support for Labour
South Shields native Jade Thirlwall has passionately shown her support for the Labour Party as millions of voters head to the polls for the 2019 General Election.
The Woman Like Me singer tweeted on the eve of the election, which is taking place on Thursday, December 12, urging her fans to “have a say” in the future of their country and vote.
Alongside her message, in which she also called on young people to use their voices, she posted with a T-shirt bearing the slogan “for the many, not the few”.
Jade shot to fame in 2011 alongside Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock as Little Mix became the first band to win the X-Factor.
She also takes part in the annual Boxing Day Dip for charity Cancer Connections, of which she is a patron, at Littlehaven.
Her post said: “I grew up knowing the importance of taking part in our society realising that we all have a choice and we all have a voice.
“I want to use my platform to encourage you to do the same and use your voice tomorrow in the General Election.
“Young people are less likely to vote but it’s so important that you do and have a say in the future of your country.
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn thanked the singer for her solidary in a Tweet – and pledged that he and his colleagues will work “every day” for the many.
Jade’s statement added: “I will be voting Labour tomorrow for many reasons but firstly because I believe in their manifesto.
“Coming from a working-class background, I know it’s important that we have a government which supports everyone and not the few.
“They support the fight against climate change. Their manifesto supports equality and the LGBT community.
“Whoever and however you vote tomorrow, be proud of your choice and use your voice.”