Sunday, 22 March 2015

Political Celebrity Endorsement

Who hasn't been stood in a voting booth with the pencil poised and a voting sheet before you and as you ponder which way to vote your mind has began to wonder to who would the lady from the mid-eighties cop show Dempsey and Makepeace vote for?
Glynis Barber is a Labour Party supporter so that makes the choice much easier but what it you were not a fan of police shows from the time of padded shoulders and polka dot skirts?
Luckily celebrities are not slow in coming forward with their view on who we should be voting into office so we can mine the rich seam of information gleaned from party political literature, fund raising parties and celebrities  who have had a selfies taken with a party leader giving a cheesy grin and a thumbs up pose.

In the blue corner, supporting David Cameron and the Conservative Party we have the following: William 'Ken Barlow' Roche, Michael Caine, Geri 'Ginger Spice' Halliwell, Gary Barlow, Steve 'Interesting' Davis, Jim Davidson, Ian Botham, Andrew Lloyd Webber,  Joan Collins, Gary Numan, Phil Collins, Frank Bruno,  Ronnie Corbett, Paul Daniels, Jeremy Clarkson, Carol Vorderman, Andy McNab, Cilla Black, Lulu, Peter Stringfellow, Anneka Rice, Michael Brandon, Errol Brown, Judith Chalmers, Ken Dodd, Lynsey de Paul, Bryan Ferry, Tony Hadley, Jimmy Tarbuck, Marco Pierre White, Anthony Worral Thompson, Bill Wyman, Trevor Brooking, Tony Cottee, Garth Crooks, Nick Faldo and Graham Gooch.

Coming out of the red corner and waving Ed Miliband flags are:
David Tennant, Richard Wilson, Noel Gallagher, Tracey Ullman, Alan Sugar, Cheryl Cole, Eddie Izzard, JK Rowling, Lily Allen, Stephen Fry, Bianca Jagger, Melvyn Bragg, Janet Street-Porter, Patrick Stewart, Ross Kemp, Bill Bailey, Tony 'Baldrick' Robinson, Duncan Bannatyne, Dawn French, Alex Ferguson, Angela Lansbury, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Jeremy Irons, Ben Elton, Jo Brand, Stephen Hawking, Dermot O'Leary, Lewis Hamilton, Delia Smith, Maureen Lipman and Beverly Knight.

In the yellow corner wearing 'I Love Nick' t-shirts are the Liberal Democrats sprinkling of celebrities which include:
John Cleese, Daniel Radcliffe, Colin Firth, Brian Eno, Floella Benjamin, Honor Blackman, Richard Dawkins, Heather Mills, Kate Winslet, Andrew Motion, Chris Martin, Judi Dench and Sandi Toksvig.

Munching muesli bars in the final corner is Green Party celebrities such as:
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Mark Thomas, Philip Pullman, Joanna Lumley, Thom Yorke, Tim Roth and David Icke.

Outside in the cheap seats and looking around uneasily we have the UKIP supporters:
Tim Rice, Des Lynam, Mike Read and Rustie Lee.

So if you are finding it hard to decide which party deserves to run our lives for the next five years, consider the names backing the parties and let a star make the decision for you. Or Geri Halliwell.

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