With a general election looming, celebrities left, right and centre are being asked their views on all things political – and whilst the majority of our faves usually scratch their heads, make panicked gestures to their PRs and try to dodge the question (apart from you, Paloma Faith), Cheryl Fernandez-Versini just isn’t like that.
AND WE LOVE HER FOR IT.
A life-long Labour supporter, ‘Red Chez’ (as we’re now referring to her) admitted that whilst the Labour Party’s proposed new mansion tax would “f*** me over”, she wasn’t going to just blindly vote for whoever this time – now that she’s a “mature woman” (her words, not ours, people!), she wants to make it count.
Speaking to The Telegraph’s Stella Magazine, the political pop-princess said:
“I want to hear what everyone’s got to say. I’ve always been Labour all my life but I want to hear what they’ve got to say for myself. Now that I’m a mature woman.”
“I feel like a greater responsibility now to vote for who runs our country. And I pay a f***ing lot of tax. So I think that I need to have a really well-informed, well-educated opinion.”
But get this – newcastle‘s finest thinks that one day she COULD go into politics, declaring “I think we need more women. I’d make my own party.”
Imagine that, eh? The north-East’s answer to Eva Peron.
Seriously, Prime Minister Chezza gets our vote.
But after news of the interview leaked out yesterday, some people were saying that the singer had come out AGAINST the mansion tax, and indeed the Labour Party.
Erm, which isn’t quite what she said, is it?
In fact, when asked if she’d vote for the conservatives, the renowned Louis Walsh antagonist replied, “Not really.”
Soz David Cameron, maybe next time, eh?
Cheryl was understandably pretty fuming about it all, and took to Twitter to ‘lay the smack down’ as the kids say: