Monday 9 December 2019 / 4:26 PM Arts / Austerity / Cat Smith

Chart-toppers Clean Bandit’s Christmas Wish for real change

Chart-toppers Clean Bandit have launched a new video urging people to vote for real change on Thursday.

The film, A Christmas Wish, has been cross-posted by Clean Bandit and the Labour Party to their social media channels, including to the band’s 8.3 million subscribers.

It shows public services – including firefighters, teachers, doctors and nurses – disappearing, while the number of homeless people appearing on the streets increases.

The video ends with the message: “We can’t go on like this. On December 12th, vote for your kids.”

Clean Bandit have sold 13 million singles and 1.6 million albums worldwide, with several number one singles, including a Christmas number one.

Other artists backing Labour in this election include Emeli Sandé, Mark Rylance, Lily Allen and MIA.

Grace Chatto, of Clean Bandit, said:

“We would like everyone to know that we, Clean Bandit, fully support change, hope, and growth. We support equal opportunity for all. We believe our education system and NHS should be protected, not sabotaged.

“We support the Green Industrial revolution so that our children will have a planet to live on. We hope you will all come out and vote with us on Thursday to end poverty, to end homelessness, to end racism and homophobia.

“We hope this video encourages people to vote to affect change towards a fairer and more inclusive society.”

Cat Smith, Labour’s Shadow Youth Affairs Minister, said:

“Clean Bandit’s new video reminds us to vote for hope, compassion and real change on Thursday 12 December.

“Together we can do something very special, we have the chance to vote for the most ambitious plan to transform our country in decades, and the chance to grasp a once-in-a-generation opportunity for real change.”