Watch: Zac Goldsmith multilingual campaign song backs Tory contender in six languages

Written by @singersz on 18 April 2016 in Diary
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As Sadiq Khan continues to lead the polls, Zac Goldsmith needs all the help he can get in the race for City Hall.

Which perhaps explains why his supporters have produced what is believed to be the first ever multilingual political campaign song in the UK!

Tory grassroots organisation Conservative Connect is behind the chirpy soundtrack, which features professional artists singing in English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Chinese and Bangla:

“He is worthy of appreciation / He is patient and he is brave / His manifesto is to serve the community / He fights for justice and he is honest.”

 


Conservative Connect was founded by chairman Raza Anjum and aims to connect those from non-traditional Conservative voting backgrounds to the party.

Anjum (pictured above with Goldsmith and deputy chairman Tianyu Zhao) said the song was aimed at British Asian Londoners.

"This is the first time in British political history that a multilingual campaign song has been used in order to connect with ethnic minority voters...

"The main target audience of the song is London’s British Asian community who make up almost 20% of London’s total population (18.4% to be precise according to the 2011 census) and represent more than 1.5 million of London’s 8 million plus population.

"London is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world and more than 300 languages are spoken in the capital. The multilingual nature of the song reflects London diverse and dynamic nature.

"It is this diversity which makes London a leading global city and the song emphasises that Zac is a mayoral candidate who work in the best interests of all Londoners."

 

 

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