British political parties pursuing Lily Allen
Melbourne: Lily Allen has been courted by two of Britain’s main political parties because she reached out to young fans via Internet, the singer has revealed.
In an interview with The Sunday Times in London, Allen, 24, however, said that she was not keen to help either the Labour party or the Conservatives with their campaigning.
And the Tories in particular might not get her endorsement as David Cameron recently complained about his six-year-old daughter Nancy``s obsession with Allen``s songs.
Cameron said Allen’s music was “unsuitable” for Nancy.
However, even after objecting to her lyrics, he still gave one of her CDs to U.S. President Barack Obama along with selections from the Smiths, Radiohead and Gorillaz as representing the best of British music.
“Yeah, and also I thought that his favourite album that he likes listening to with his kids is the Arctic Monkeys, which if I’m not mistaken is all about one-night stands and prostitution,” News.com.au quoted Allen as saying.
“But never mind. I don’t think they’d have been denouncing me if I’d turned up at the Conservative party conference,” she said.
Allen said she was invited to the conference, adding: “Yes, I got an invite to the Labour one as well.”
Allen has famously used the Internet and online social networking sites like MySpace to spark interest in her music and reach young fans - catapulting her to global fame.