I must point out that this post is not an endorsement of the Labour Party, or any other Party in the Lead up to the Election.
I met Ian in Cardiff today and we noticed a group of Labour supporters on the Election Trail. I said to Ian, “I don’t know who the politician is”, and he replied, “Its probably the ugly woman by there!”
As we walked closer I turned to Ian and said, “That’s not a woman it’s Eddie Izzard!” He stepped closer and heard him talk and said “Oh yeah” as he lifted his camera.
This is Jo Stevens being interviewed. She is the Labour Candidate for Cardiff Central. I didn’t know that until I got home and checked her out on the internet. I think she may have been asked if anyone understood UKIP’s Policies.
I don’t know who this lady is but she must have been important as a reporter was interviewing her.
I did notice that although there were larger video cameras, interviewers were also using Digital Cameras and Mobile Phones to do the interviews.
There were plenty of Labour Party Supporters there, and it was good to get amongst them getting some close up shots. I think they may have been wondering who we were working for.
When Ian and I had noticed them it was nearing the end, so we were grabbing what shots we could as people were breaking off in groups.
You didn’t know who was who, but plenty of them had Labour Rosettes.
Eddie managed to break away from interviewers and took time in his thoughts.
He got his photo taken whilst talking to Jo Stevens. I noticed quite a few people with the slogan “Go 4 Jo” on their Mobile Phones, including Jo Stevens herself.
This is what the girl was taking a shot of, along with so many others.
No Candidates can do anything without their support workers and back room staff. They had prepared plenty of placards to go around.
I must say that if you want to attract the voters attention, politicians are not that good at engaging people, especially youngsters. So it is good to have celebrities on the campaign trail to help you along, and the more outrageous the better. Although the people of Cardiff are more used seeing Eddie on the TV, where you can see he wears nail varnish and make up, I think it may have been a bit of a shock to them to see him in his full gear.