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Love Island’s Amy Hart joins Labour leader Keir Starmer to discuss social media trolling at Q&A with young people in Brighton


Love Island’s Amy Hart joined Sir Keir Starmer for a Q&A in Brighton (Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Love Island star Amy Hart joined Sir Keir Starmer at a Labour Party Conference event for a Q&A session.

Sir Keir, 59, and Amy, 28, met up at the Hilton Brighton Metropole to answer young people’s questions, and the session was filmed and uploaded to Instagram afterwards.

The Q&A session was one of the first in the party’s conference, which the Labour leader said will be ‘fizzing through with ideas’ until Wednesday, when he will give a closing speech.

The Labour leader was pictured laughing with the former air hostess as they listened to the audience of young people and what they want.

The pair also discussed social media and how the party can tackle online bullying, something the leader of the opposition knows first-hand from his 13-year-old son.

‘The trolling, the abuse, the bullying, it really affects young people so we have to do something about it,’ he stressed.

The reality star and Labour leader discussed issues facing young people (Picture: PA)

‘There’s an Online Harms bill that’s been in the pipeline for two or three years and the government still hasn’t brought it forward. We need to do something.’

Sir Keir also spoke about his time as a public prosecutor prior to becoming an MP, saying he dealt with Black footballers who ‘couldn’t go on social media because of the abuse.’

‘That was seven or eight years ago and still nothing has been done about it,’ he said.

The two shared a laugh as the Labour Party Conference kicked off (Picture: PA)

Sir Keir then encouraged young people to ‘lobby’ the government to manage ‘vile’ social media trolling.

Amy has previously campaigned in favour of trade unions, writing in her Vice column her views on influencers creating their own trade union.

‘I do think there needs to be a creators’ union, because a lot of us make a living off of social media. People are very snobby about influencing, but then in the next breath they’re tagging where their outfits are from in the hopes of getting reposted on their accounts,’ she said.

The reality star also shared that she was sent a handwritten note from Sir Keir and once went out for lunch with shadow secretary of state for women and equalities, Anneliese Dodds.

The 2021 Labour Party Conference began on September 25 and will end on September 29, when the leader shall give his first in-person address to his party where he’ll want to show a Labour in control and ready for power.

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