Comedian Eddie Izzard was in good spirits as he joined the Labour party campaign trail in Burnley.
Speaking outside Marks and Spencer, Eddie told onlookers that people fought and died to give them a chance to make a difference and it was important that they did come the General Election on May 7th.
He spent around half-an-hour chatting with voters and posing for selfies before visiting a few of the shops in the town centre.
“It’s great to be in Burnley,” he said. “I’ve played and ran through pretty much every place in the country but I’m not 100% sure if I’ve been to Burnley before. I do love Burnley’s colours. I’m a Crystal Palace fan but I have always loved Burnley’s colours.”
Burnley was the 40th constituency he has visited since the election began and he was in town encouraging people to vote for Labour’s Parliamentary candidate, Julie Cooper.
“First and foremost, it’s important that people register to vote,” he said. “People fought and died for the vote and you can change this government. People complain about things but then don’t do anything. This is their chance. I’m here supporting Julie. She can win this seat and she can certainly make a difference for Burnley. It’s a beautiful day. The sun is out and if the Lib Dems or Tories were here, I’m pretty sure it would be raining.”
Mrs Cooper said: “It’s great to have Eddie here. This is the 40th constituency he has visited and it shows how much it means to him. Having a celebrity like Eddie visit the town hopefully shines a spotlight on us and encourages people to vote for us but most importantly it helps encourage people to go out and vote in the first place.”