Stand up for Labour - North East Derbyshire
Stand up for Labour holds an event for North East Derbyshire CLP sponsored by the Baker's Union.
Taking place in Dronfield Contact Club, the night features liquid prizes, a raffle and four top performers.
Steve Day is the country’s only deaf comedian and has been performing at the UK’s top comedy clubs for over 15 years. His mix of anecdotes and gags has made him a favourite of Stand up for Labour audiences in London, Tamworth, Wolverhampton, Leek, Stafford, Stoke, Birmingham, Burton, Mablethorpe, Corby, St Albans, Upton-upon-Severn, Swadlincote, Grimsby, Sheffield, Nottingham, Northampton, Bolton, Broxtowe and Crewe.
Stockport housewife Barbara Nice has an infectious joie de vivre that has lightened up audiences all over the country and she now has her own sitcom on BBC radio. She is well known for appearing on TV shows 'Phoenix Nights', 'Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere' and 'Coronation Street'. Barbara has brought joy to Stand up for Labour events in Manchester, Birmingham, Southport, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Northampton and Blackpool, where she also conducted the best Labour Party raffle ever! She is soon to appear on 'Britain's Got Talent'.
Top comedian, actor and TV/radio regular Justin Moorhouse has appeared in Peter Kay's 'Phoenix Nights', Ken Loach's film, 'Looking for Eric', 'Still Open All Hours' and 'Coronation Street'. His comedy career started when he won a local comedy competition held at the Southern pub in Chorlton and he has since gone on to appear in 'Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow'. He has brought the house down at Stand up for Labour shows in Leek and Bolton.
Grace Petrie is one of the most highly rated folk singer/songwriters in the country with a number of albums behind her and a fantastic repertoire of political songs. She has toured with Billy Bragg and is a frequent guest on BBC Radio 4’s the Now Show. In between her own dates, Grace is committing herself to supporting the Labour Party in local events all over the country before the General Election.
Guest speaker on the night is Ian Hodson, the National President of the BFAWU, which has been behind the success of several campaigns, including supporting McDonalds workers and ensuring their pay and working conditions improve. Ian and the BFAWU have also been a great support for Stand up for Labour over the past few years.
Compere for the night is Crispin Flintoff, who set up Stand up for Labour in 2012 and has organised over 250 shows all over the country. He is a former runner up of the prestigious Hackney Empire New Acts of the Year and has appeared on the Paramount Comedy Channel. He is Andrew Flintoff's third cousin.
Earlybird tickets (costing £10) are available until 17th November. After that, it is £12 (advanced) and £15 (on the door). You can buy tickets here.