Comedian Brand backs Labour

Comedian turned political activist Russell Brand has changed his mind and is no longer urging people not to vote in Britain's general election on Thursday.

Instead, Brand has used his YouTube channel to urge his more than one million subscribers to back the Labour Party's Ed Miliband.

He said the Conservative Party must be stopped. The last-minute conversion may influence young voters who have read Brand's recent best-selling book, Revolution, and embraced his YouTube tirades about big business.