Vote 2005


Famous folk get behind their favourite political parties in the run up to the UK general election.

First the Tories:

Novelist Frederick Forsyth, lyricist Sir Tim Rice, chefs Clarissa Dickson Wright, Marco Pierre White and Antony Worrall Thompson; former Spandau Ballet star Tony Hadley, and actor and writer Julian Fellowes.

Er, great.

Not as sad as UKIP’s lone surviving celebrity supporter after the defection of Joan Collins though:

former TV chef Rustie Lee is standing for it as a candidate. “Rustie is absolutely committed to the party and what it stands for,” the spokesman said, pointedly.

The Liberal Democrats are enjoying the support of some Labour defectors:

The party says it is particularly pleased that ex-BBC boss Greg Dyke and former TV agony aunt Claire Rayner have both come out in support of the party, given that both of them were pictured celebrating Labour’s win in 1997.

Labour have got Sir Alex Ferguson, Prunella Scales Eddie Izzard and Lord Attenborough; but the best reason for preventing a Tory victory on May 5th has got to be the one given by that occasionally lucid Mancunian Noel Gallagher:

“Phil Collins is threatening to come back and live here. And let’s face it, none of us want that”.