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City pop legend's promo film for local councillor.

Hobbit star Martin Freeman to Monty Python's John Cleese, FROM Hobbit star Martin Freeman to Monty Python's John Cleese, there is a long tradition of celebrities appearing in party political broadcasts.

end Apache Indian appears to have broken new ground by making his own party political broadcast But Handsworth music legend Apache Indian appears to have broken new ground by making his own party political broadcast for his favourite Birmingham councillor.

the singer and presenter giving his impassioned support for | Indian, below, Filmed in Philadelphia, the two-minute broadcast features the singer and presenter giving his impassioned support for Labour councillor Waseem Zaf-Zaffar. Coun Zaffar is defending his Lozells and East Handsworth seat in the local election on May 7. Apache said that until Coun Zaffar came along, his requests to the council for help with his community music projects fell on deaf ears.

He said Waseem came forward and opened doors, with no money changing hands, at South and City College.

Two years later more than 100 students dents are members of his AIM Academy.

are members of his AIM Academy.

Apache Indian said: "It's made a difference to their lives, made a difference to the community and made a difference to my life. We've changed lives because of you."

made a difference to their lives, made a difference to the community and made a difference to my life. We've changed lives because of you."

" Bhangra and reggae star Apache Indian, real name Steven Kapaur, is best known for his 1990s hit Boom Shack-a-Lack.

" Bhangra and reggae star Apache Indian, real name Steven Kapaur, is best known for his 1990s hit Boom Shack-a-Lack.

Coun Zaffar said: "I'm proud that over the past four years representing the ward, I've had the opportunity to work with the most amazing people to enable positive change.

Coun Zaffar said: "I'm proud that over the past four years representing the ward, I've had Apache and, Coun Zaffar "I grew up adoring Apache Indian's music and feel immensely privileged to have his support for my re-election campaign." Candidates for Lozells and East Handsworth ward: ravi Chumber (Cons), ankaret Harmer (Green), Baljinder Kaur (Lib Dem), Alistair Wingate (TUSC), Waseem Zaffar ( Lab).

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