Stormzy’s encouragement to vote spikes 236 per cent voter registration

Stormzy’s encouragement to vote spikes 236 per cent voter registration

Voter registration saw a huge 236% increase as Stormzy urged people to register to vote and pledged his support for Jeremy Corbyn.

As NME reports, speaking about Corbyn, Stormzy said: “I will be registering to vote and I will be voting for Jeremy Corbyn. There are several reasons as to why I’m voting for him – I would be here all day if I began to list them…”

As reported, around the time of Stormzy’s social media post, the number of users registering to vote increased dramatically by 40,000 from 8,296 to 47,920 following his post.

150,000 of yesterday’s registrations came from people under the age of 25, while 114,000 came from 25-34 year-olds.