Novelist joins Labour Party, backs Jeremy Corbyn

“Been supporting but now it’s official.”

Novelist has announced on social media that he has joined the Labour Party.

The Lewisham MC tweeted a screenshot confirming his membership, writing: “Been supporting but now it’s official.”

He also threw his support behind Jeremy Corbyn, who has faced calls to resign over the past week. “Do not resign. The mandem need you,” he tweeted directly at the Labour leader.

Novelist, who has previously held the position of deputy young mayor in his hometown, has made no secret of his political views.

In January, he released a track, ‘Street Politician’, which took aim at David Cameron. He followed it up with ‘Tax The MPs’ in April, in which he spits the words “liar, liar, pants on fire” over a sample of one Cameron’s speeches.

At Glastonbury last week, the MC led a massive crowd chant of “Fuck David Cameron!”. He also came out in support of staying in the EU in the weeks preceding the referendum.

Novelist went on to appear on the Pyramid Stage at the Worthy Farm festival, joining Skepta to perform his track ‘Lyrics’.