Jeremy Corbyn’s social media stock rose a few more points after the Labour leader dominated Snapchat this morning.
His Twitter is always primed with cutting and principled comments in response to his critics – but today the 66-year-old took the initiative to drum up support for his party in the array of elections taking place across the UK.
As reported by Business Insider, the left wing MP started early, but had plenty of attention from ‘Corbynistas’.
As reported by The Telegraph one follower dubbed his efforts as ‘terrifying’, but the man was just brimming with enthusiasm to get voters to polling stations.
In this snap Corbyn rallied the troops saying:
Hello Snapchat, today is the day. Go! Out! Now! and VOTE!
Although he did look a bit like he was trying to hypnotise young voters at times.
Anything Boris can do…
And of course there was the proof of what it was all about…
The electorate was delighted with his efforts.
Jeremy Corbyn joining snapchat was one of the best things to happen to social media ever
— J.Espin (@JessEspinX) April 25, 2016
Just found out @jeremycorbyn has Snapchat, my life is complete
— Becki Preston (@beckipreston) April 23, 2016
The Snapchat video of Jeremy corbyn saying go out and vote is by far the cutest thing
— William Bremner (@WysBremner) May 5, 2016
Jeremy Corbyn just told me to go and vote on Snapchat so now I have to do it.
— Claude Lynch (@shushup101) May 5, 2016
No doubt other MPs will soon follow suit and utilise the platform to campaign, but if you want to see Jeremy Corbyn‘s story first hand get adding @jeremycorbynmp.
And now we await election results to see if this call to arms had a positive effect for the right honourable gentleman’s party.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.