Posts from: May 2016

Stand up for Europe campaign launched to target young voters

Eddie today (Monday 23rd May) kicked off a new campaign to visit 31 cities in the next 31 days in a bid to get young people to register for the referendum and vote to stay in Europe. His tour kicks off at Aston University in Birmingham today where he will give a speech to an audience of 200 students and take part in a Q&A.

Young people will be key to the result - a recent poll by the National Union of Students found 76 per cent of students want to Remain with just 14 per cent back Leave. But Ipsos MORI found 18-24-year-olds were almost half as likely to vote as the over-65s, with just 44 per cent voting compared to 76 per cent.

Among the cities he will visit over the next four weeks are Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Manchester and Cambridge, appearing at universities, schools and other community events.

Ahead of his first event, Eddie said: “We know the overwhelming majority of young people want to stay in Europe because of the opportunities it presents to work, to study and to travel. I share their positive view of Europe – I am a British European who has performed in German, French and Spanish. 

“But if they are not registered, they can’t vote and those opportunities will be taken away without them getting to have their say. It only takes two minutes to register on a smartphone and it must be done by June 7th.

“I got chances from Europe that the generation before me never got – just imagine what benefits young people will get in the future. This could be the biggest decision of their lives and I want to help make sure they get their chance to have their say.”

For details of these events check the shows page - campaign events are marked as Political Speech. More dates will be added.


Stand Up For Europe

Eddie is proud to be a British European and strongly believes that Britain should fight for our right to remain in Europe.

On 23 May, Eddie will launch Stand Up For Europe, his campaign to encourage people of all ages across the UK to register and vote IN.

Kicking off in Birmingham, Eddie will visit 31 cities in 31 days across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

As we count down to 23 June, you are invited to hear Eddie talk about why it is in all our interests, no matter what your age, to Stand Up for Europe. Come and listen and you can put your questions to him.

Please don't miss out on your right to have your say in this the biggest decision of our lifetime.



Monday 23rd May: Birmingham
G11, Aston University, 2pm
Event info and registration

Tuesday 24th May: Reading
3sixty, Reading University Student’s Union, Whiteknights Campus, 6pm
Event info and registration

Wednesday 25th May: Southampton
Switch Bar, organised by Southampton University Student’s Union, 2pm
Event info and registration

Thursday 26th May: Bath
Komedia, Bath Spa University Student's Union, 2pm
Event info and registration

Friday 27th May: Bristol
UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, University of West of England, 2pm
Event info and registration

Saturday 28th May: Swansea
Grove Lecture Theatre, Swansea University Student’s Union, 7pm
Event info and registration

Sunday 29th May: Cardiff
Art Car Bootique, Chapter Arts Centre, 4.15pm
Event info and registration

Monday 30th May: Sheffield
Student’s Union Auditorium, The University of Sheffield, 2pm

Tuesday 31st May: Barrow-in-Furness (CLOSED EVENT)
Barrow Sixth Form College, 1.30 - 2.30PM

Wednesday 1st June: Edinburgh
Teviot Row House, lounge Bar - Edinburgh University Student's Union. 3pm - 4pm
Event info and registration

Thursday 2nd June: Belfast
Whitla Hall, Methodist College Belfast - Belfast, 7.30pm 

Friday 3rd June: Derry/Londonderry
The Glassworks, Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, 2pm
Event info and registration

More dates coming soon...