Stephen Rhodes, a presenter on BBC Three Counties Radio, has today announced he is to run as an independent candidate for the Luton South seat at the general election. That is according to local news sources: ‘Radio presenter to stand as election candidate‘.
This brings the number of independents with the declared intention of standing in Luton South up to four. With the three main parties, UKIP and the Greens that all adds up to a lot of choice for the residents of the constituency.
According to Wikipedia one of his qualifications for representing Luton in Parliament, alongside an admitedly successful broadcasting career, is being “the voice of Family Fortunes from 1987 until 1999” and a stand in for Richard Madeley.
This content was originally posted on my old Strange Thoughts blog.