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When will Eddie Izzard get the message?

When will Eddie Izzard get the message?
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Eddie Izzard is a serial election loser, but try telling her that. The comedian has tried – and failed – three times to win a place on Labour’s National Executive Committee. But not put off by getting fewer votes than a man disowned by Momentum over anti-Semitism allegations in her last outing, Izzard wants to try again. 

This time, Izzard is seeking to have a crack at winning a seat in the Commons. Asked by the Guardian whether the plan is to enter politics, she said:

'Yep. I’m not mucking about with this. I’m going in.'

But what happens if – as is quite likely – Izzard's attempt doesn't pay off? According to Izzard, the plan is simple: she'll just keeping trying:

'If something goes wrong, if I stand in a byelection and I don’t get in, I’ll still go on. It doesn’t really matter because I am a relentless bastard.'

Mr S wishes her luck – she'll certainly need it. Still, at least Izzard has got one thing planned about life as a politician: her choice of outfit. Izzard says that when she eventually wins a seat, she's got a shirt and jacket ready for the occasion...

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from Westminster and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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