Carol Vorderman urges young Glastonbury attendees to register for a voter ID
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Carol Vorderman has urged young people going to Glastonbury to register for a Voter ID in response to a video posted by the Glastonbury Twitter account. Carol quoted a Tweet from Glastonbury, which included a video panning out to reveal the words “We stand with the NHS.”
The words had been painted on the grass near one of the Glastonbury stages, alongside the NHS logo, which featured a rainbow heart in the background in support of Pride Month. The video was also accompanied by a moving narrative from Michael Sheen.
Carol’s Tweet read: “Our Welshman @michaelsheen reading the words of Aneurin Bevan, the truly fine politician who fought for and spearheaded the creation of the NHS. Thank you @glastonbury 🙏 Please please encourage all young people at Glastonbury to register for Voter ID.”
She also provided her followers with a link to register for a Voter Identification card, which can be used to vote in person in some elections and referendums in Great Britain.
The mural on the Pyramid Stage serves as a tribute to the NHS as a thank you from Glastonbury for the contributions made by the NHS.
Fans seemed to be widely receptive to Carol’s Tweet and the video it referenced. One said: “The hairs on my legs are standing on end, watching and listening, Carol … oh, and now the tears!” Another added support for Carol’s message, saying: “And once you've registered & when the time comes, Get out and VOTE! 👍.”
A third said: “goosebumps,” with a fourth also urging people to vote but to ensure they did proper research beforehand.
Glastonbury will be held from Friday 23 June to Sunday 25 June. Headliners for the festival include the Arctic Monkeys. Lewis Capaldi, Guns N’ Roses, Elton John and Lizzo.