Eddie dips his oar in to power ‘Yes’ lobby


Eddie Izzard breezed into Cambridge to push the boat out for pro-Alternative Vote crusaders.

The comedian and writer, a staunch supporter of the YES! To Fairer Votes campaign, donned rowing gear and joined college crews on the River Cam to help local supporters get their AV message across.

The Cambridge branch of the Yes campaign has used boat racing as a motif in the run-up to tomorrow’s Alternative Vote referendum. The referendum asks voters to say whether they want the existing first-past-the-post system for parliamentary elections to be replaced by AV, which allows people to rank candidates in order of preference.

Stephanie Ferguson, YES! To Fairer Votes Cambridge organiser, said: “First past the post is fine for a boat race, but not an election.”

Mr Izzard arrived at the Trinity Hall boathouse last night to meet campaign supporters and members of boat crews from Clare College and St Edmund’s College.

He posed for the cameras on a riverside rowing machine and then joined the crews on the river, ahead of tomorrow’s referendum.


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