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Stand up for Labour - East Hampshire

Alton Twitter flyerStand up for Labour visits Alton in a fundraiser for East Hampshire CLP.

The night is sponsored by the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU).

Taking place at the Alton Assembly Rooms (High Street, Alton GU34 1BA), the night features three fantastic acts:

Juliet Meyers writes gags for TV and radio as well as performing stand-up. She has been a popular act at Stand up for Labour gigs and has appeared at dozens of events, from Bath to Loughborough. During the last Edinburgh Fringe, her one-hour show also included her dog!

Sir Ian Bowler MP is a loathsome panto villain with some of the funniest one-liners about political life. The creator of Sir Ian Bowler, Nat Tapley, has written jokes for Have I Got News for You and other topical news programmes and he is also a rather good poet. His act has been surprisingly well received by Labour audiences all over the country.

Norman Lovett is a comedy legend who started performing during the Punk era (he warmed up for 'The Clash'). His own unique style has influenced countless other comedians and has led him to many TV appearances (notably on 'Red Dwarf'). He is the Stand up for Labour Act of the Year, winning a vote of CLPs across the country.

The night is hosted by Crispin Flintoff, who set up Stand up for Labour in 2012 as he believed that political events were not inspiring or entertaining enough. He has now organised over 200 shows in England, Scotland and Wales and, in doing so, has inspired more people to get involved in politics and has raised money for the Labour Party as well.

Guest speaker on the night is Ronnie Draper, General Secretary of BFAWU.

The night also features liquid prizes and a raffle.

Tickets cost £10 if bought before 11 April/£12 if bought in advance/£15 on the door.

You can buy tickets here.