Celebs out in force supporting candidates as Election Day approaches

News Desk (07 May, 2015) Politics

Famous faces have been out supporting candidates in Southwark's closest election battle.

2294Comedian Steve Coogan on the campaign trail with Labour parliamentary candidate for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, Neil Coyle. Photo: Alexandra Coyle

As Election Day neared, candidates in the borough’s closest election battle called in some famous faces for their final campaigning push.

Millwall manager Neil Harris with Simon Hughes, parliamentary candidate for Bermondsey and Old Southwark

Millwall manager Neil Harris with Simon Hughes, parliamentary candidate for Bermondsey and Old Southwark

Labour candidate for Bermondsey and Old Southwark Neil Coyle was supported by comedians Jo Brand and Steve Coogan, with the duo campaigning alongside Coyle in Surrey Quays and Canada Water respectively.

Comedian Jo Brand on the campaign trail with Labour parliamentary candidate for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, Neil Coyle

Comedian Jo Brand on the campaign trail with Labour parliamentary candidate for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, Neil Coyle

Meanwhile, his Liberal Democrats opponent Simon Hughes favoured a sporting approach.

Former boxing champion Lloyd Honeyghan with Simon Hughes, parliamentary candidate for Bermondsey and Old Southwark

Former boxing champion Lloyd Honeyghan with Simon Hughes, parliamentary candidate for Bermondsey and Old Southwark

He has been endorsed by Millwall manager Neil Harris, Fisher FC captain Danny Maguire and former undisputed welterweight champion of the world Lloyd Honeyghan.

Fisher FC captain Danny Maguire with Simon Hughes, parliamentary candidate for Bermondsey and Old Southwark

Fisher FC captain Danny Maguire with Simon Hughes, parliamentary candidate for Bermondsey and Old Southwark

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