Luvvies, don’t you just love them. When the election is all but won and Sir Keir Starmer’s lead looks unassailable, they enter, stage left, to tell us to vote Labour.

A roll call of actors, artists, directors and musicians signed a letter to the Times this week calling for a “government that will value the creative industries and put them at the heart of the drive for growth”.

Thesps Hugh Bonneville, Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Kevin Whately, as well as former National Theatre director Sir Nicholas Hytner and artist Grayson Perry, are among those backing change after “the political chaos of recent years”.