Morrissey reveals what would make him vote in a general election

The Smiths frontman claims he's never voted before

Morrissey has said that he would only vote in a general election if a party was “intelligent enough to ban the slaughterhouse”.

The former Smiths frontman – who released his latest album ‘Low In High School’ last month – recently made headlines after appearing to defend Kevin Spacey during an interview. He then denied that he made the comments and  vowed it would be “the last print interview I will ever do”.

Previously, Mozza has said that he himself has never voted in his life, and offered his views on Brexit – claiming that the referendum was a victory for ‘democracy over Westminster’ as politicians “don’t speak to people”.


Now, in a brief Q&A with Rolling Stone, he’s revealed what would make him take to the polling station – drawing attention to animal rights.

Morrissey Turkey

My final aim is to abolish the abattoir, and although I haven’t ever once voted in a general election, my vote awaits any party intelligent enough to ban the slaughterhouse,” Morrissey said. “Only at that point would the world begin to grow up.”

During the chat, he also claimed that he “couldn’t ever trust anyone who ate animals, birds or fish”.

Elsewhere, Morrissey recently took aim at Sir David Attenborough – questioning the naturalist’s true attitude towards animals in TV shows like Blue Planet and Planet Earth.


“I don’t know about Attenborough’s regard for animals,” he said. “He often uses terms like ‘seafood’ and there’s no such thing. It’s sea life, and he talks about ‘wildlife’ and it’s free life.

“Animals are not wild simply because we pathetic humans haven’t shoved them in a cage, so his terminology is often up the pole.”

Morrissey will be heading out on tour in support of  ‘Low In High School‘ in 2018. Full dates are below and tickets are available here.

Friday 16 – ABERDEEN AECC BHGE Arena
Saturday 17 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Tuesday 20 – DUBLIN 3Arena
Friday 23 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Metro Radio Arena
Saturday 24 – LEEDS first direct Arena
Tuesday 27 – BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
MARCH 2018
Thursday 1 – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Saturday 3 – BRIGHTON Centre
Wednesday 7 – LONDON Royal Albert Hall
Friday 9 – LONDON Alexandra Palace
Saturday 10 – LONDON London Palladium