I still back Labour

Izzard's support amid funding scandal

Eddie Izzard has publicly thrown his support behind Labour amid the funding scandal engulfing the party.

The comic has lent his name to a full-page advert in national newspapers saying he was ‘proud to help fund the Labour Party’.

Izzard has previously donated £10,000 towards Labour campaigning.

Now, on the day after Labour’s chief fundraiser, Lord Levy, was arrested as part of the ongoing loans-for-peerages inquiry, the party has listed its less controversial backers, in a bid to remove the stain on the image of political donations.

Among other names listed in the advert include Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart, advertising guru Trevor Beattie and financier Nigel Doughty.

They all put their names to the statement: ‘We believe in a Britain where enterprise and aspiration are combined with fairness and social justice. That's why we're proud to help fund the Labour Party.’

 

Published: 13 Jul 2006

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