Eddie and The Hot Reds

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!”

In The Group Photo
In The Group Photo

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.

Jo Stevens The Candidate
Jo Stevens The Candidate

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.

The Interview
The Interview

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.

Wondering
Wondering

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.

Listening Intently
Listening Intently

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.

Red
Red

You didn’t know who was who, but plenty of them had Labour Rosettes.

A Supporter
A Supporter

Eddie managed to break away from interviewers and took time in his thoughts.

In Thought
In Thought

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.

Go 4 Jo
Go 4 Jo

This is what the girl was taking a shot of, along with so many others.

Eddie in Conversation with Jo Stevens
Eddie in Conversation with Jo Stevens

No Candidates can do anything without their support workers and back room staff. They had prepared plenty of placards to go around.

Backup Placards
Backup Placards

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.

Waiting for an Interview
Waiting for an Interview

9 thoughts on “Eddie and The Hot Reds

  1. Ian Clark

    Nice one Wayne. I got similar shots of Eddie and also one of Jo Stevens taking a selfie of her and Eddie with her red Go 4 Jo phone. Pity I inadvertently had the new camera on cropped sensor DX mode and chopped a few heads off.

  2. It was a nice surprise to stumble upon the rally Ian.
    Oh make sure you leave it on FX, and stop playing with your new toy.

  3. Ashley

    Good shots here but I have to say all politics and their party’s are the same. However that’s another matter. Nice mingling pictures here I like the one of the ginger bloke he stands out for obvious reasons lol slap a labour t shirt on him and you can’t miss it.

    • Cheers Ash, I like your observations too. He doesn’t need a rosette.

  4. Your elections are funnier than ours, good colorful story ! Eddie is really a politician ?!

    • Eddie is Eddie Izzard, a comedian and a whole lot more. I understand he may stand for election in 5 years time.

      Here is a link to find out more about him.

      • Thank you for the link, he is indeed a whole more than a comedian. A “british-European”, I like that !!

  5. I remember watching a comedy special that he did about 10 or so years ago and it was pretty funny. I vaguely remember him being dressed all in a black shiny material. Either way, that must have been interesting to see him in person. Great shots, and I like the stories that accompanied each one.

    • I have noticed how he has changed over the years, as if more open, but it was still a shock as you could have mistaken him for a woman as opposed to wearing similar clothes.

      I do find him very funny though, and his observations are great.

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