Eddie Izzard to visit the University to Stand up for Europe

Posted by rmt22 at May 23, 2016 10:00 AM |
Comedian and political activist Eddie Izzard will visit the University of Leicester on Thursday 16 June to encourage young people to vote in the upcoming EU referendum. The event is now fully booked.

On 23 June the UK goes to the ballot box to decide whether to leave or remain part of the European Union. Ahead of the referendum Eddie Izzard is making a nationwide tour of universities and colleges to encourage students to use their vote and set out his views on the EU.

Eddie knows that 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 backing 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, so this is one time when your voice really does count.

We are pleased to announce that on 16 June he will be visiting the University of Leicester, giving a speech and answering questions. Places at the talk were strictly limited and are now fully booked.

Ahead of the event of this tour, 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 Gerrman, 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 7 June.”

The event will take place between 5 and 6.15pm in the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, University of Leicester and is FULLY BOOKED.

It’s vitally important to remember to register to vote in the EU referendum. It is easy to register online here.

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