Izzard's Labour gift

Eddie gives £10k to campaign

Eddie Izzard donated £10,000 to Labour's election campaign.

The ardent pro-European was not the party's only celebrity backer, as One Foot In The Grave star Richard Wilson donated £6,500

Their gifts were revealed by the Electoral Commission, which records how political parties are funded.

Labour received £5.3million for their successful campaign, compared to the Tories' £12.4million. Sir Paul Getty gave the Conservatives £5million alone, and betting magnate Stewart Wheeler gave another £2.4million.

Published: 8 Aug 2001

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