Labour councillors had their phones at the ready in preparation for a ‘selfie’ when comedian and actor Eddie Izzard came to Enfield Town.

The renowned funnyman and Labour Party member was given a whistle stop tour of Enfield Town by Enfield Borough Council leader Doug Taylor.

Mr Izzard was showing his support for the current Labour Council that holds a ten-seat majority ahead of the local elections on May 22.

He said: “I am someone who has volunteered to come out and support Labour activists wherever they may be.”

The comedian donned red lipstick with EU and British flags on his fingernails, and said that it was a great positive that the UK is part of the EU.

He said: “I’m a big fan of Europe, I have done tours in French, German and Spanish and that shouldn’t be frowned upon. I will be pushing forward and saying there's a whole lot of money and business to be made in Europe. We shouldn’t be running to the hills.”

He also went on to add that he could see himself one day standing as a Member of Parliament or running for the Mayor of London in 2020 but “only if people will have me” he said.

Mr Taylor said: “We are delighted that Eddie has come to Enfield to help campaign for the Labour Party. He’s an incredibly popular and funny man, but is also a committed Labour activist who is keen to hear from residents and businesses about the hardships that they’re facing under this callous Tory government.

“We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible tomorrow and don’t forget that you’ll be able to have your say on the May 22."