Eddie Izzard today (Monday 23rd May) kicked off a new campaign to visit 31 cities in the next 31 days in a bid to get young people to register for the referendum and vote to stay in Europe. As part of this tour he will deliver a speech about his views and take part in a Q&A in the Warwick Arts Centre at 12:30 on Wednesday 8 June 2016.
As we count down to 23 June, Eddie will talk about why it is in all our interests, no matter what your age, to Stand Up for Europe.
Young people will be key to the result - a recent poll by the National Union of Students found 76 per cent of students want to Remain with just 14 per cent back Leave. But Ipsos MORI found 18-24-year-olds were almost half as likely to vote as the over-65s, with just 44 per cent voting compared to 76 per cent.
Ahead of his first event, Eddie Izzard said: “We know the overwhelming majority of young people want to stay in Europe because of the opportunities it presents to work, to study and to travel. I share their positive view of Europe – I am a British European who has performed in German, French and Spanish.
“But if they are not registered, they can’t vote and those opportunities will be taken away without them getting to have their say. It only takes two minutes to register on a smartphone and it must be done by June 7th.
“I got chances from Europe that the generation before me never got – just imagine what benefits young people will get in the future. This could be the biggest decision of their lives and I want to help make sure they get their chance to have their say.”
This event is open to University of Warwick students, University of Warwick staff and the general public. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Find out more about the tour by clicking here.
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Notes to editors:
Eddie Izzard has been hailed as one of the foremost Stand-Ups of his generation and performs his shows in French, German and Spanish.
He is also known as an actor, a charity fundraiser, a political activist and now - as a proud British European - he is fighting to remain in Europe, visiting 31 cities in 31 days in a bid to get young people to register for referendum and vote to stay in Europe.
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Press and media interview opportunities are available.
Tel: 02476 150423
Mob: 07876 218166
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