Izzard hits the campaign trail

Published: 07th April 2015

Izzard hits the campaign trail

Eddie Izzard brought a bit of glamour to Labour's election campaign in Runcorn.

The award-winning comic, a lifelong supporter of the party, wore a black skirt and jacket, high heels and tights , topped off with red lipstick, as he joined parliamentary candidate Julia Tickridge in greeting local residents.

He signed autographs, posed for pictures and gave a podium speech at Runcorn Shopping Centre before heading off to knock on doors in Brookvale, urging people to vote Labour in the general election on May 7.

Izzard, who ran 43 marathons in 51 days in aid of Sport Relief back in 2009, showed no signs of fatigue on the campaign trail.

He said that Labour would abolish the bedroom tax while keeping the NHS, plus added the government should do all of the heavy lifting in terms of the deficit instead of households on low incomes.

The 53-year-old also reiterated his desire to stand either as an MP or in the race to become London mayor in 2020.

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