Local candidate Kama McKenzie visited the festival this year...

Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has thrown his support behind Labour in the upcoming election.

The general election takes place on December 12th, with many in music expressing their support for Labour.

Michael Eavis is next in line, revealing that Somerset candidate Kama McKenzie will have his vote.

The Labour activist attended Glastonbury this summer, and reportedly spoke to Michael Eavis about the need for affordable housing in the local area.

Speaking to Somerset Live, Michael Eavis commented: “It’s incredibly important that families can stay in their local area, feeling secure with homes for life.”

He added: “Corbyn is the man this country needs right now.”

Glastonbury is something of a hub for left wing thought - current Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has spoken at the site many times, including a main stage 2017 appearance.

Watch highlights of that speech below.

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