For those uninspired by the current London mayoral race, there is still hope that things will get more interesting. Morrissey, the Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now singer, is said to be pondering entering the running. The Animal Welfare Party have asked The Smiths frontman to consider standing as their candidate in the election, while his fan website claims he is ‘considering the contest very seriously’. If elected, the singer’s number one concern would be animal welfare:
‘There must be a governmental voice against the hellish and archaic social injustice allotted to animals in the United Kingdom simply because those animals do not speak English, otherwise millions of very caring citizens are greatly concerned about issues that no one is able to do anything about.’
While Morrissey would need to collect 330 signatures — 10 from each London borough — in order to enter the race, if successful he would no doubt spice things up.
The monarchy are unlikely to get behind his bid — Morrissey once had his band wear ‘we hate William and Kate’ shirts on stage. Meanwhile his views on child massacres are unlikely to win over voters. In 2011, he claimed that the Norway massacre which saw Anders Breivik kill 77 people was ‘nothing compared to what happens in McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried sh– every day’.