‘Use your vote’ urges Izzard

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Comedian Eddie Izzard urged Lancaster residents to get out and vote when he stopped by to join the Labour party campaign trail.

Eddie took to the streets to speak to potential voters about the importance of using their vote in the General Election on May 7. He also gave a rousing speech on the plinth in Market Square.

Eddie was swamped by fans during the visit, and spent time posing for selfies with numerous fans.

He said: “I volunteered to the Labour party to ask whether I could go to talk to activists and people in the street. I do like meeting people and talking to activists because they do make a difference.

“I want everyone to have a fair chance in our country, in Europe, in the world. It’s the way the world will survive.

“I had a middle class upbringing but my grandparents had a different situation and I have also struggled in my own life in the past. I like to do things that other people think are positive, so hopefully people can look at me and think they can also do it.”

He added: “Get out and use your vote; people fought and died for the vote. People complain and then don’t do anything. They need to realise that they can make a difference.”