Years & Years singer Olly Alexander backs remain ahead of EU referendum

The UK goes to the polls this Thursday

Years and Years singer Olly Alexander has backed the remain camp ahead of the EU referendum.

As the vote this Thursday draws closer, there has been a surge of artists and musicians making their opinion clear on social media, directly reaching out to fans about the importance of making their voices heard.

Alexander has expressed his endorsement of staying in the EU with a mirror selfie posted on his Twitter account. Captioned with the hashtag #VoteRemain, the singer appears topless with ‘Vote Remain’ written again in the steamed-up glass.

The remain campaign also boasts supporters in the form of influential artists Brian Eno, Johnny Marr and Bob Geldof, as well as younger stars such as Paloma Faith, Jessie Ware, the members of Alt-J, Rudimental and Franz Ferdinand.

Many celebrity remain advocates, amongst other big names such as Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch, have signed a letter in favour of remaining in the EU, showing an overwhelming amount of support from arts industries to the ‘Britain Stronger In Europe’ campaign.

Alexander is not the only one to take to Twitter to express his political views: Lily Allen has also tweeted against Brexit, saying “Immigration ? Let’s just face it you’re a bunch of right wing racists. #brexitbars”.

Johnny Marr tweeted a comparison of Nigel Farage’s leave campaign poster with a still from a Nazi propaganda film, an image that also sparked outrage from groups such as Fat White Family, with an expletive filled Facebook post.