Christine Shawcroft has stepped down from the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Labour Party and she has been replaced by a well known figure from the Labour movement. This comedian played a prominent role in the EU referendum campaign and it was said that him along with Bob Geldof were massive contributors to undecided voters backing Leave.
Izzard, a long-time Labour supporter whose candidacy was backed by the party’s centre-left. Izzard said: “If we spend all our time fighting against each other, I don’t think that’s the way to go forward. We should be further ahead of the Tory party in the polls, that’s what I want to see.”
Actor Tony Robinson also gave his backing saying that Izzard was “a free spirit”.
Clive Jones, from Bromley, said on social media "I have voted Labour all my life but after seeing this buffoon now in a senior position in the Labour Party as well as Diane Abbott and Sadiq Khan I will never vote for them again. I won't vote for the tories either so who am I left with to vote for?"