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VOTE! Says Brian May
Emily Schofield , April 14th, 2015 11:31

Plus watch the Queen guitarist discuss his Common Decency campaign

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Queen guitarist Brian May has spoken out in an effort to encourage people to vote in the forthcoming general election. After appearing with Brighton Green Party Candidate Caroline Lucas in Brighton yesterday, he asks people “not to assume that your vote will be wasted.”

May continues his The Common Decency campaign in a quest for acting politicians whom “act decently, transparently and accountably” and “represent our interests”. You can find out more about this here and watch a video with May discussing it above.

Despite being a strong vocal opponent of the badger cull and fox hunting, May remains unbiased in inspiring votes for a particular party. He asks for a perspective on politics “without colour.”

The guitarist asks the individual to “vote for someone you believe in. Don’t vote for a party, vote for someone who will have a decent conscience and will represent your views in Parliament,” he says.

The guitarist and physics enthusiast calls for people to “get up off your arse and vote”, in an inspiring and oppositional argument to that of Russell Brand’s encouragement for people not to vote in a government not worth voting for.

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Brien Comerford
Apr 14, 2015 4:06pm

Brian May is equally inspiring and iconic. For years he has supported human rights, social justice, animal rights, nature conservation and wildlife preservation. He cares deeply about the poor, the disabled, the elderly and people beset by cancer, Aids and other serious illnesses. He is advocating for a more fair, just, equitable, humane and compassionate Government and society.

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Claude
Apr 14, 2015 11:42pm

Brian you're an inspiration. There're far too few people like you in this world today. Keep up the good fight Brian, the animals of the world need you.

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