The leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband, has been spotted leaving the Shoreditch home of Russell Brand, sparking speculation that the comedian - who previously said he would not vote - is to endorse the party for the vote on May 7, 2015.

Russell BrandRussell Brand invited Ed Miliband to his Shoreditch home on Monday evening

A Labour spokesman said Miliband went to film an interview with Brand on Monday night, adding that the party was looking forward to it being broadcast on Tuesday. Brand has over 9.5 million follower on Twitter and runs his own YouTube channel, The Trews - any endorsement now would be a considerable coup for Labour, especially amongst young voters.

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Miliband was photographed leaving Brand's east London flat late on Monday, getting into his official car surrounded by aides. A neighbour who lives opposite took the photo before posting it on Twitter. 

Brand recently told the New Statesman: "I have never voted. Like most people, I am utterly disenchanted by politics. Like most people, I regard politicians as frauds and liars and the current political system as nothing more than a bureaucratic means for furthering the augmentation and advantages of economic elites. Billy Connolly said: 'Don't vote, it encourages them,' and, 'The desire to be a politician should bar you for life from ever being one'."

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Brand has called for revolutionary change in Britain and has previously lampooned Miliband for his visual performances. He recently said he was not registered to vote in the UK General Election though called the Green Party "fantastic".