Happy Mondays dancer Bez has launched his 2015 election campaign as a candidate for the new anti-fracking group The Reality Party. Plenty of other celebrities have enjoyed varying degrees of success at the polls.
The comedian has promised to stand as a Labour candidate in the 2020 London mayoral election.
The one-time EastEnders star served as a Labour MEP from 1999 to 2014. Last year he topped The Independent on Sunday’s Rainbow List.
The former child star served as the US Ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992 and was present during the Velvet Revolution.
The Blur drummer has stood for Parliament as a Labour candidate twice, first in 2007 in central London and then in Norfolk in 2011.
Following his retirement from professional cricket the sports star became chairman of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf ("Movement for Justice") party.