Cheryl Fernandez-Versini does a Myleene Klass: Singer suggests she could sever ties with Labour, says she pays a 'f**king lot of tax'

The X Factor judge said 'I’ve always been Labour all my life'

Helen Nianias
Friday 20 March 2015 17:05 GMT
X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini thinks the new minimum age limit on the show is too low
X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini thinks the new minimum age limit on the show is too low (Getty Images)

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has hinted at the possibility of switching her political allegiances.

“It’s hard for me, because all my friends and family vote Labour,” she told the Telegraph's Stella magazine, the full version of which will be published this Sunday.

Fernandez-Versini emphasised that she already pays a "f**king lot of tax" and this meant she felt an obligation to pay more attention politically.

The singer - who is worth an estimated £20 million - was reported to say she felt the extra £250 a month tax levied on homes worth £2-3million would "f**k her over" by the Telegraph.

However a representative for Fernandez-Versini has since denied that she said this in relation to the mansion tax.

Fernandez-Versini herself added that references to mansion tax were taken "out of context".

Asked by the Telegraph whether she was going to vote for David Cameron - who she once termed "slimy" - Fernandez-Versini said she hadn't yet made up her mind.

"Not really. I want to hear what everyone’s got to say," she said.

"I’ve always been Labour all my life but I want to hear what they’ve got to say for myself. Now that I’m a mature woman.

"I feel like a greater responsibility now to vote for who runs our country. And I pay a f**ing lot of tax. So I think that I need to have a really well-informed, well-educated opinion."

Myleene Klass has been a loud opponent of the mansion tax, and claimed that the amount of money used to buy a "mansion" under Labour's guidelines could in fact only pay for "like a garage" in London.

As part of a debate with Labour leader Ed Miliband, Klass ridiculed his taxation policy, saying "you can't just point at things and tax them".

Actor Griff Rhys Jones has also opposed the tax, calling it "fatuous" and Angelina Jolie has hinted that it could prevent her moving to the UK.

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