‘The Steeple Times’ backs Sol Campbell for Mayor of London
On Monday, Sol Campbell threw his hat into the ring and announced he is standing as a potential Conservative candidate to be Mayor of London. The Steeple Times is delighted by this news and today announces our backing for his campaign.
In contrast to the hypocrite Diane Abbott, who has claimed to be the candidate best suited to representing ethnic minorities in London, Sol Campbell is a man who crosses the social divide. A successful former footballer turned businessman, Campbell is married to the talented interior designer Fiona Barratt-Campbell, a scion of the Barratt Homes building dynasty, and spoke out against Ed Miliband’s regressive ‘Mansion Tax’ prior to the General Election.
London born Campbell also boldly supported Operation Black Vote in the run-up to the election and appeared in posters for it and showed himself as a man of principle and decency. Of his candidacy, he told The Sun:
“I’m in it to win it… I bring something new to the table… [I want to] change London for everybody”.
“I’m going into this with my eyes wide open. I know I’m not going to be a frontrunner. But I look at people who have been in politics for five, 10, 15 years, and muck up, you see them muck up and think: ‘You guys are supposed to be pro!’ People that have gone to Oxbridge, had thousands spent on their education, and I mean they are royally mucking up”.
“This is a whole new road for me, something I can get my teeth into. I just felt it was something I had to do. I come from a working-class background, it wasn’t easy for me at all, but I worked hard. And now it’s about giving something back”.
Whilst Sol Campbell might not have the political experience of our other favoured option Zac Goldsmith MP – who has yet to declare whether or not he will stand – we firmly believe that he would make for a brilliant Conservative candidate. Today, The Steeple Times urges all of our readers to back Sol Campbell as the most worthy successor of Boris Johnson.
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