Comic Eddie Izzard spreads Labour message in Newcastle

[from journallive.co.uk]

COMEDIAN Eddie Izzard brought a touch of celebrity glamour to the campaign trail as Labour aimed for the student vote.

Mr Izzard met with would-be voters at the Starbucks coffee shop in Eldon Square in a bid to encourage students to use their vote.

He was joined by Newcastle Labour candidates Chi Onwurah and Catherine McKinnell, as well as Washington and Sunderland West candidate Sharon Hodgson.

The stand-up comic told curious on-lookers that as far as he was concerned the election was a battle for fairness, “something the Conservatives have been very quiet on”.

He added: “I ran around this country which the Conservatives are saying is broken and I didn’t see that. I saw people who want fairness and that is what Labour is standing for and it’s a what the vast majority of people want.

“There’s great spirit up here, a great spirit in Newcastle and a great spirit in Gateshead and Sunderland, and I’m glad to come up and lend my support.”

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