The former England defender, Sol Campbell, has affirmed that his intention to strive to replace the current Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, by signing up for hustings with some rivals in the campaign for the current Conservative nomination. The ex-Tottenham and Arsenal defender has said that he could bring something new onto the table yet acknowledged he was not going to be the frontrunner in the race for the Mayor of the city of London. Sol Campbell, who is going to take part in the event alongside the other candidates for the nomination on 4th of July, said that he wanted to change London for everyone in the city.
The defender, who also once signed a contract for Newcastle and Portsmouth during his top-flight professional footballing career told the Sun that he was going in with his eyes wide open. He knew that he was not going to be the frontrunner in the election.
However, Campbell said that he looked at people who had been in politics for ten and even fifteen years and mucked up. We saw them mucked up and thought that those people were supposed to be professional. He added, ”People that went to Oxbride, spent thousands of pounds on their education, and I really mean they are tremendously royally mucked”.
He also said, ”I would like to bring something new in the city. This is a completely new road for me, this is something that I can truly get my teeth into, yet I just knew it was something that I had to do. I came from working-class background, it was not so easy for me, indeed, yet I worked really hard. And now it is all about giving something back to the city I loved”.
Earlier this year, Sol Campbell ruled out the standing for the Parliament in Chelsea and Kensington. He insisted that his ambitions were omnipresent in the political realm and he would campaign alongside the other Tory Candidates during the run-up to the election for the city’s general. When he got asked whether he was able to count on the votes of Tottenham Spurs fans bitter over hit move to north London rivals in 2001, the Gunners, Sol Campbell said that if we kept thinking about football, we were not going to do anything. We were dealing with the lives of millions of people.
The conservative way forward group affirmed that Sol Campbell signed up to participate in the mayoral hustings next month. One of the Conservative Way Forward spokesman said that they were delighted that the candidates like Campbell were was throwing his hat in the election ring and coming to think over the future of the city at their hustings on 4th of July.