City Hall celeb battle: Sadiq wheels out TV stars as Zac gets Bryan Adams
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Sadiq Khan has unveiled a campaign film featuring a handful of celebrity supporters – hours after his rival Zac Goldsmith got a surprise rock star endorsement.
The Labour’s candidate's new spot features comedians Bill Bailey, Eddie Izzard and David Baddiel, actress Michelle Collins and novelist Bonnie Greer voicing their support.
It comes as Khan has strengthened his lead over Goldsmith in the race for City Hall, according to the latest polls. A recent Opinium poll for the Evening Standard showed that Labour’s candidate for London mayor had a nine-point lead with just two days until the polling stations open.
But Goldsmith is refusing to accept defeat. Speaking on LBC Radio, he said: “I’m hoping to do a bit of a Leicester City, zoom in from behind and win.”
He was recently boosted an endorsement from actor Michael Caine and now has another celebrity supporter in the form of Bryan Adams, the Canadian rocker behind 90s mega-hit 'Everything I Do, I Do It For You'.
Adams is not known for intervening in party politics, but he has previously campaigned for pressure groups including Greenpeace on animal rights and runs The Bryan Adams Foundation, which aims to improve learning opportunities for children worldwide. He also sits on an environmental committee in the West Indian island of Mustique where he owns a villa.
Adams cited Goldsmith’s green credentials in a tweet backing the Richmond MP. But Labour heavyweight John Prescott was quick to reply to Adams’ public endorsement.
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