Eddie Izzard's Campaign tour hits the East Midlands
Over the last few days, Eddie Izzard has been touring the East Midlands to support Labour's candidates as part of his campaign tour of the UK.
First stop on his tour was Loughborough where Eddie visited Rawlins Academy with Labour’s candidate, Matthew O’Callaghan, and took part in a Q&A session with sixth form students. They also took part in a walkabout in Loughborough town centre where they chatted to local people and shop owners.
On Thursday, Eddie was joined on the campaign trail by Tom Watson. Eddie and Tom travelled first to the Duchess Theatre in Long Eaton, where they joined Labour's candidate for Erewash, Catherine Atkinson, to chat to sixth form drama and performing arts students. Eddie talked to the students about the importance of performing arts, as well as about Labour’s plans to protect further education funding.
After being interviewed by Erewash Sound, a radio station that Catherine Atkinson has fought to save, Eddie and Tom travelled to Beeston for a walkabout with Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Broxtowe, Nick Palmer. Eddie, Tom and Nick met with shop owners in Beeston, stopping at various shops and cafes along the way.
Before departing, Eddie and Tom popped into the Broxtowe campaign office to meet with party activists and thank them for their work. Eddie and Tom then travelled to Ripley, where they were met by Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Amber Valley, Kevin Gillott. Kevin took Eddie and Tom on a walkabout of Ripley High Street, stopping to meet local people and shop keepers along the way.
Eddie and Tom’s final stop on Thursday was Ashfield, where they campaigned with Labour’s parliamentary candidate, Gloria De Piero.
Today, Friday, Eddie and Tom's last stop in the East Midlands was Northampton, where they joined Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Northampton North, Sally Keeble at the Weston Favell Shopping Centre talking to shoppers about Labour's pledges.