Bez and six other celebrities on the campaign trail

Katie Grant@kt_grant
Tuesday 13 January 2015 08:00

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.

Eddie Izzard

The comedian has promised to stand as a Labour candidate in the 2020 London mayoral election.

Michael Cashman

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.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Shirley Temple

The former child star served as the US Ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992 and was present during the Velvet Revolution.

Dave Rowntree

The Blur drummer has stood for Parliament as a Labour candidate twice, first in 2007 in central London and then in Norfolk in 2011.

Imran Khan

Following his retirement from professional cricket the sports star became chairman of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf ("Movement for Justice") party.

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