Comedian Eddie Izzard spent £36,000 on Remain campaign

Bexhill comedian Eddie Izzard spent £36,229 campaigning for Britain to remain in the European Union, a report has revealed.

Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 3:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 12:41 pm
Vote Remain: Corby: Eddie Izzard talks to Corby Business Academy on his Stand Up For Europe tour to encourage young people to vote in the EU Referendum Wednesday June 15 2016 NNL-160615-220914009

Eddie was a vocal Remainer and ahead of the referendum he travelled across the country on his Stand Up For Europe tour to encourage young people to vote in the EU referendum.

The detail of more than £4.5 million of spending by 48 campaigners at the EU Referendum has been published by the Electoral Commission, the independent political finance regulator.

The data released on Tuesday (November 29) covers those campaigners that reported spend of between £10,000 and £250,000 at the EU referendum.

Bob Posner, the Electoral Commission’s director of political finance and regulation and legal counsel said: “The information we have published today provides a first chance to see the amounts of spending by many of the campaigners at the referendum.

“The publication of this data is vital in ensuring transparency and accountability, both in how campaigners obtained funds as well as how they spent them.”

The Remain campaign registered a total of £1,344,419 in donations while the figure for Leave was £1,451,414.

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