Izzard blew £36k on vote
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.