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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Urges U.K. Citizens To Vote For Labour Party And Jeremy Corbyn In Thursday’s General Election

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New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez urged United Kingdom citizens on Twitter to vote for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party in Thursday’s general election.

“This video is about the UK, but it might as well have been produced about the United States,” Ocasio-Cortez typed on a retweet of a video from opposition leader Corbyn. “The only way we change is with a massive surge of *new* voters at the polls. UK, Vote!”

This isn’t the first time the New York Democrat has expressed her support for the Labour Party and the controversial Corbyn. Back in February 2019, she and Corbyn reportedly spoke for roughly 45 minutes about building a “movement across borders to take on the billionaires, polluters and migrant baiters, and support a happier, freer and cleaner planet.”

US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez arrives for "Little Women" world premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on December 7, 2019. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)

US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez arrives for “Little Women” world premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on December 7, 2019. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)

Under Corbyn’s stewardship, the Labour Party has faced a deluge of anti-semitism accusations. Corbyn himself was accused of being an antisemite stemming from a 2012 incident in which he praised an anti-semitic mural. (RELATED: UK Labour Leader To Jews: ‘I Am Your Ally’)

Several Twitter users criticized Ocasio-Cortez Thursday for again aligning herself with Corbyn.

Thursday’s election will be the United Kingdom’s third general in the past five years. Though Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party is expected to secure victory, polls show his lead shrinking in recent weeks.