Comedian Izzard joins Dari on campaign trail

[from thenorthernecho.co.uk]

COMEDIAN Eddie Izzard joined the Labour election campaign trail in the North- East yesterday.

The internationally renowned stand-up star joined Dari Taylor, candidate for Stockton South, at Stockton Riverside College to meet some of the students.

Speaking after a tour of the college, Mr Izzard said: “I have been a member of the Labour Party since 1995 and I am proud of that.

“It is the party that still stands up for what is best for this country and even though we have made mistakes, if another party was in charge we would be going backwards, not in recovery like we are now.

“I have volunteered to do this, as this is the party that wants to give fairness to everyone, and that is what people want.

“I ran around the country and now I am going round in a car campaigning with the Labour Party.”

Mr Izzard, 43, has aspirations to become an MP in ten years time, once he has achieved all his ambitions as a comedian.

“I don’t have any natural talent,” he said. “I just have the commitment and the determination to do things.

“I first made people laugh when I was 12 and even then I was quite surprised.

Now I have just performed at Madison Square Garden.”

Ms Taylor said: “We have all been pitching to get him (Eddie Izzard) on board because he can inspire the young people.”

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