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Eddie Izzard launches marketing campaign to turn out to be Labour MP in Sheffield

Eddie Izzard has introduced her intention to hitch the race to turn out to be the subsequent Labour MP for Sheffield Central.

The comic, who has been a long-standing Labour supporter through the years, launched her marketing campaign on Tuesday (October 11).

“I’m standing to be the subsequent Labour MP for Sheffield Central to assist town that supported me, to take the struggle to the Tories and get Keir Starmer into Quantity 10,” Izzard stated in an announcement video.

This comes after present MP Paul Blomfield confirmed in February he could be standing down on the subsequent election, which is scheduled for January 2025, except an earlier one is named.

Izzard, who first arrived in Sheffield in 1980 to review accounting earlier than transferring into comedy, credit town as her inspiration for operating 43 marathons across the UK for Sport Aid in 2009.

“A Labour authorities will embolden Sheffield to attain its true potential and I consider I’m the fitting individual to construct on Paul Blomfield’s tireless work for this metropolis,” Izzard added.

Her marketing campaign has been supported by Russell Crowe on Twitter, who wrote: “Improbable. Go on Eddie. No brighter thoughts, no greater coronary heart. What a tremendous alternative for Sheffield.”

Lorraine Kelly additionally shared Izzard’s marketing campaign video, writing: “Massive congrats – a politician with integrity. You go woman !!!”

Earlier this month, Izzard appeared in a video in assist of Sheffield venue The Leadmill, because it doubtlessly faces closure from new administration.

“To me The Leadmill is Sheffield and its creativity,” Izzard stated. “It’s basically bands however it may be comedy as nicely; it may be something! I did Charles Dickens right here, I did Nice Expectations. You are able to do something on this house.”

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