Kelvin MacKenzie, erstwhile Sun editor (Freddie Starr ate my hamster) is standing as a candidate for his local council in Weybridge, Surrey. He was spurred into action by a 43% increase in his daily parking rate at the local station.
I am not a fan of Mr MacKenzie, who puts the "loud" into "loudmouth".
But I have come across lots of people who have sounded off about the local council in their area. When you say: "Well, why don't you stand yourself?" they suddenly become all bashful and find a reason not to put their hat into the ring.
So full marks to Kelvin MacKenzie for having the gonads to stand.