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Dappy rules out Norman Lamb song

Published 18/05/2015 | 13:31

Dappy, who has backed Norman Lamb for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats, has ruled out recording a campaign song for the former health minister
Dappy, who has backed Norman Lamb for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats, has ruled out recording a campaign song for the former health minister

Singer Dappy has said that despite publicly declaring his support for Norfolk North MP Norman Lamb, he will not be doing an official campaign song for him.

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After declaring on Twitter last week: "I'm backing @NormanLamb to become leader of the Liberal Democrats and help put power back in the hands of individuals", the N-Dubz star has explained his support.

He said: "I tweeted and support Norman Lamb because of the great work he did in the coalition government. He will be very good as Lib Dem leader and I hope he gets it."

Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron, who is standing to be the leader of the Liberal Democrats, joined in the debate and responded with his own humorous series of tweets.

In response to a tweet From Paul Waugh, the executive editor of the Huffington Post, he wrote: "@paulwaugh @rustyrockets ... I need to move quickly to sign up Tinchy Stryder."

He then also later tweeted: "@dwilliamsHSJ @xtophercook @paulwaugh Is @DizzeeRascal free?"

Dappy, whose real name is Costadinos Contostavlos, said in reference to Lamb's policies: " I'm very impressed with the amazing work he had done with the way mental health is looked at here in the UK. He has worked hard to secure a lot of money to help people with mental health problems. I respect that."

He also said doing a campaign song is out of the question: " I don't think it would be right at this moment."

He confirmed that he voted in the recent election, and said of the results: " I was very surprised as a lot of people were that the Conservatives have their own government."

He also did not rule out ever entering politics himself one day, saying: " You can never say never."

When asked what he would change if he was prime minister for the day, he said: "I would make sure people could vote online as this will bring more people involved to make a change."

Musically he confirmed he will be releasing a new single soon.

"I have my next single coming out in the coming days which I'm excited for everyone to hear. It's something no-one would expect!"

Despite many rumours about N-Dubz and its future, he also confirmed there will be more music and a tour coming up.

He said: " There should be some new music and a tour at some point in the future. It's all about timing."

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