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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Ex-footballer Sol Campbell hints at seeking Tory seat

Sol Campbell
Sol Campbell

FORMER England footballer Sol Campbell has indicated he is still considering a political career, and failed to rule out seeking to be the Conservative candidate in the plum London seat being vacated by Malcolm Rifkind.

Campbell, who made his name in London playing for Spurs and Arsenal, has been courted by the party and recently lunched with Tory chairman Grant Shapps amid suggestions he could run for London Mayor.

"Step by step. I think about a lot of things," he said when asked if he would seek selection for Kensington after Rifkind's decision not to stand amid a cash-for-access controversy.

Campbell (inset) backed prime minister David Cameron's promise of an in/out referendum on UK membership of the EU as long as voters "know the facts and figures".

"It's about making sure the British people know what's happening," he said. "Germany loves the euro because they make so much money because the mark was so expensive."

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