Iz­zard blew £36k on vote

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CO­ME­DIAN Ed­die Iz­zard spent more than £36,000 cam­paign­ing for Re­main in the EU ref­er­en­dum, ac­cord­ing to fig­ures re­leased by the Elec­toral Com­mis­sion.

De­tails cov­er­ing more than £4.5m of spend­ing by in­di­vid­u­als, cam­paign­ers and groups in the run-up to the June 23 vote have been made pub­lic.

The big­gest sin­gle dec­la­ra­tion was for £676,016 by Dar­ren Grimes, a fash­ion stu­dent who ran the so­cial me­dia-driven BeLeave cam­paign, with the backing of Vote Leave.

On the Re­main side, the big­gest spenders were the We Are Europe group – de­scribed as a “col­lec­tive of friends, artists, cam­paign­ers, cre­atives and do­ers” – who spent £326,445 try­ing to mo­bilise sup­port among young peo­ple.

Other dec­la­ra­tions ranged be­tween £10,000 and £250,000, with Re­main cam­paign­ers spend­ing £2,917,667 to £1,901,815 by Leave.

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