Theresa May and the Conservative party might be ahead in the polls at the moment, but Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is proving to be ahead in the popularity contest among young people and celebs.
Just days after sitting down with grime artist Jme, and the subsequent launch of the campaign #Grime4Corbyn, Jeremy stepped out on stage at a Libertines gig to give a moving political speech – and he was given a true rockstar reception by fans of the band.
Crowds at Prenton Park in Tranmere were overjoyed when the politician stepped on stage before the gig, with Jeremy appealing to their love on football in his well-received speech.
Reiterating Labour’s claims that Premier League clubs aren’t fulfilling their promise to invest 5% of their income into local football, he told the cheering crowds: “I love football. I want it for everybody.
“Those very wealthy clubs in the Premiership, pay your five per cent so we’ve got grassroots football for everyone.”
As Jeremy continued, the crowd erupted into cheers of “Jezza! Jezza!”, with Corbyn seemingly winning them all over.
Later, Jeremy took to his official Twitter page to write: “Great to speak at Prenton Park to this incredible crowd about Labour’s transformational manifesto that will deliver #ForTheMany. #GE2017”.
And Libertines’ fans also took to social media to discuss the experience, praising Jeremy for his unexpected appearance:
I'm watching The Libertines and actual Jeremy Corbyn has just rocked up on stage. Now that's how you do politics.
— Laura Cullen (@Lo_Cull) May 20, 2017
Jeremy Corbyn rocks up to a Libertines gig, walks on stage, kills it, goes home. BOSS. @UKLabour
— Gav Caygill (@TheGavaldo) May 20, 2017
When u go see libertines but Jeremy Corbyn turns up pic.twitter.com/SahjcpzwiR
— Sinead Bowles (@sineaddbowles) May 20, 2017
The Labour leader on stage at the Libertines gig. Crowd singing 'only one Jeremy Corbyn!' Great reception! pic.twitter.com/DKPUDp4vN9
— andysearson (@andysearson) May 20, 2017
Others took to social media to poke fun at the differences between Corbyn and his main political competitor, Theresa May:
Can you imagine theresa may speaking to 20,000 before a libertines gig? No me neither! Jeremy Corbyn is the new rock n roll
— Jonny Brand (@sprinch) May 20, 2017
How Theresa May would have likely looked if she tried to relate to a crowd full of Libertines fans at a football stadium: pic.twitter.com/OOJbM6mlNB
— Sean Douglass (@Sean_Douglass) May 20, 2017
Jeremy Corbyn is literally supporting The Libertines. Theresa May supports killing foxes, elephants and old people
— Joe (@joepotts_) May 20, 2017
Jeremy Corbyn endorsements:
Theresa May endorsements:
— X (@browndoode) May 20, 2017
As well as Jme, Stormzy and the Libertines, Jeremy has also been publicly supported by Hollywood actor Danny DeVito, who tweeted earlier this week: “U.K. You’ve got the guy. Register by May 22nd.
“Vote for Jeremy Corbyn… Show us how it’s done!#grime4corbyn [sic]”.
You have until Monday 22nd May [that’s TOMORROW] to register to vote, all you have to do is visit gov.uk/register-to-vote and fill out 11 simple questions.
The general election takes place on Thursday June 8th.