It’s no joke as comedian turns out for Brighton Labour candidate

Posted On 03 Apr 2015 at 6:48 pm

Cross-dressing comedian Eddie Izzard joined Purna Sen, the Labour parliamentary candidate in Brighton Pavilion, on the campaign trail this week.

Dr Sen said: “As well as spending time talking to residents door to door, I was very happy to welcome a special visitor and Labour supporter Eddie Izzard for a walkabout in the city centre.

“We stopped in at Fair in Queen’s Road to talk to Siobhan Wilson about ethical trade.

Purna Sen and Eddie Izzard

Purna Sen and Eddie Izzard

“Last Friday lunchtime I was at Brighton, Hove and Sussex VI Form College (BHASVIC) to attend student election hustings and meet students.

“I then went straight to the University of Sussex campus to join the Labour students at their stall.

“As on previous visits to the Sussex campus and when meeting students at Varndean Sixth Form College, I am impressed by the interest so many young people have in the issues facing the city, the country and our global environment.

“Then on Friday evening I joined Councillor Warren Morgan, Leader of the Labour and Co-operative councillors on (Brighton and Hove) City Council for a discussion with members of the Brighton Hove and District Fabian Society on Labour’s plans for the city council and for government in Westminster after the general election.

“Despite the weather, on Saturday morning we were at busy in the Fiveways area chatting to residents in Hollingdean and Stanmer and Preston Park wards.

“And then on to other parts of the city during the afternoon. I have been delighted by the demand for our new window posters.”

  1. Hjarrs Reply

    You have got the wrong party Eddy or do you also support raising council tax for the poorest 16000 households in the city?

    • Gerald Wiley Reply

      In comparison to the greens who wanted to increase council tax for everyone by 6% every year in support of their grandiose vanity schemes that turn into expensive failures?

      I think we all know who the real comedians are not, and no one is laughing, except your cronies of course.

    • Holly Reply

      There are many aspects of HJarrs and his incompetent and incapable Green council that many would consider to be strange, bizarre, and HIGHLY unnatural.

      We will now sit-back and wait for you to reply, using one of the many differ usernames that you post under…

      • Hjarrs Reply

        What exactly is strange, bizarre and unnatural about not wanting to further impoverish the poorest households in the city? I find it unbelievable that Labour locally wishes to see more people depend upon food banks. They have lost their moral compass, which is why so many of us former Labour members are now in the Green Party.

        • Gerald Wiley Reply

          But you wanted to raise council tax for the poorest 16,000 households, as well as everyone else – so on this basis if your beloved, but ever so clueless, ideological greens had got their way they, then EVERYONE would have been worse off by 6%.

  2. Andy Reply

    Is this the same Eddie Izzard who said that anyone who opposed joining the Euro was a short sighted fool? I hope he has the guts to apologise but certainly any credibility attached to his political judgement is well and truly blown

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