Eddie Izzard brings Stand up for Europe campaign to campus
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 his tour, he will be visiting our University on Thursday 16 June where he will deliver a speech about his views on voting to stay in Europe and he will take part in Q&A.
The event will take place between 5.00 – 6.15pm in the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson South Wing.
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.
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.
“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.”
To register to attend this free event, please click here. Please remember to register to vote before attending this event. It is easy to register online here. This event is open to University of Leicester students, University of Leicester staff and the general public. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.