Ex-Dollar singer David Van Day talks exclusively why he wants to be Mid Beds MP

DAVID Van Day spoke exclusively to the Comet today about why he is determined throw his hat into the political ring to try and tip Tory Nadine Dorries out of her Mid Beds parliamentary seat. Mr Van Day, 52, a former member of pop groups Dollar, Bucks Fi

DAVID Van Day spoke exclusively to the Comet today about why he is determined throw his hat into the political ring to try and tip Tory Nadine Dorries out of her Mid Beds parliamentary seat.

Mr Van Day, 52, a former member of pop groups Dollar, Bucks Fizz and Guys n' Dolls, says his decision is not a publicity stunt and follows on the heels of Esther Rantzen's decision to stand for Luton South.

The pair both appeared on the jungle reality show I'm a Celebrity Get me Out of Here.

"I must admit I know nothing about Mid Beds but if the people want me to represent them in Parliament I will," said Mr Van Day.


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"I will be going to Woburn on Friday morning and trying to talk to people and see what they think about me being their MP. They might throw tomatoes at me. We'll have to wait and see.

"I, like most people, have been incensed about MPs expenses and I was upset by the statement from Nadine Dorries that she, like other MPs, were facing a witch hunt over their expenses claims. I thought that was quite a sad statement so I thought I would go down to Mid Beds and hope I can motivate people into supporting me.

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"MPs should be hanging their heads in shame because the bottom line is they are sorry they have got caught.

"I will tell them I want change and I would be their MP without any expenses. And I mean that. I can't do this without the support of people in Mid Beds so it is up to the people to help me make my decision whether I stand as an independent parliamentary candidate for Mid Beds."

Told about Mr Van Day's intentions Ms Dorries said: "No Comment.

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