Pop star sets sights on politics

Simply Red star Mick Hucknall has ambitions to sit in the English House Of Lords.

Simply Red star Mick Hucknall has ambitions to sit in the English House Of Lords.

The New Labour campaigning crooner, who has been entertained at Downing Street, is a friend of British Prime Minister Tony Blair and has advised the government as part of a think tank.

Hucknall, 43, told music magazine Q: “The Lords appeals to me more than the House Of Commons.”

Asked if he would accept a peerage, he said: “I don’t think it’s going to happen to me, but you need people in there who are professionals who’ve achieved something in their lives and who aren’t politicians.”

Hucknall shared a platform with Mr Blair as Labour campaigned in the run-up to the 1997 General Election.

He has gone on to advise the British government as part of a panel looking into the music industry.

“I’m friendly with Tony and I’ve got a huge amount of respect for him. He’s a very sincere and committed man. He’s a great man.”

Hucknall is famed for having flings with a string of beautiful women and says it is his voice which makes him so irresistible.

“Maybe these girls want to sleep with me because I sing quite well”.

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