Premier League legend wants London Mayor job.
Sol Campbell has revealed that he is “definitely” eager to stand for London Mayor – and has the backing of senior Tories, who are spurring the former Arsenal star to compete against Boris Johnson for the role, according to The Sun.
Johnson will see his position as London Mayor go up for grabs in 2016 when the General Election begins in May – and Campbell is certainly a shock contender.
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The 40-year-old has revealed his interest in the job, yet is still undecided on whether to stand.
“We’ll see what happens. A few more conversations have to take place,” Campbell was quoted by The Sun.
“I’m London through and through. It’s about getting more of the wealth in central London to help the boroughs.”
Campbell has expressed the need for there to be more ethnic minorities in British politics, and with just 27 black and minority British MPs, the former defender recognises his standing could go a long way to improve such exposure.
The Invincible’s star also believes his recognition within football could be crucial in gaining public trust.
“The voters need to see someone who can connect with them.”