A Camborne and Redruth candidate for next year’s General Election has been given the support of none other than TV comedian Alan Davies.

At a packed meeting at Falmouth University’s Penryn campus, at Tremough, the actor urged students to use their vote.

He was speaking in support of his friend Michael Foster, Labour's candidate for Camborne and Redruth.

Mr Davies spoke passionately about his conviction that everyone should use their vote and stressed the importance of students registering for next year's General Election, saying that people died for women and men to have the right to vote.

The meeting was so popular that the 125 seat lecture theatre was pre-booked within hours of the event being announced and students were lined up outside attempting to get in.

After a short stand up session Alan then took questions from the floor, ranging from why should people vote, was Parliament right to vote to recognise Palestine and was Russell Brand wrong, through to why he supported Michael Foster.

Mr Foster then spoke about how those not registered lost their right to vote in a humorous way, by playing a game. As a result of the game half the audience lost their right to vote.

Truro and Falmouth candidate Hanna Toms was also present, as many students lived in the Falmouth area.

The event was organised by the Labour Students Society at Tremough.

Alan was in Cornwall for his performance at Truro’s Hall for Cornwall last Friday.