The ‘Gosford Park’ star, who is leader of Britain’s Reclaim Party, has announced his decision to challenge London’s current political leader, Sadiq Khan, for the position in the upcoming election.
AceShowbiz -Actor Laurence Fox is running for election as London’s next Mayor. The “Gosford Park” star, who is leader of Britain’s Reclaim Party, will challenge London’s current political leader, Sadiq Khan, for the top job.
Announcing his plans over the weekend, March 06-07, Fox said that he will lift the city’s COVID-19 lockdown the day after he wins on May 6.
“The government has said vaccines are working, hospitalizations and deaths are tumbling, but we are still being told we won’t be able to resume normal life until mid-summer at the earliest,” he said in a statement. “Both Tory and Labour (parties) have got this badly wrong. I want London – and indeed the rest of the country – to be allowed to get back to work and play immediately, not by late June.”
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A survey his party leaders recently carried out found that more than half of all Londoners want the national lockdown lifted by the end of May.
A spokesman for Fox later weighed in on whether the 42-year-old would break the law should he end lockdown if elected. “If Laurence comes from nowhere to win the Mayor of London election on an ‘end lockdown now’ platform, the prime minister will have to listen and act on the May 6 vote,” his rep stated.
Meanwhile, Fox was criticized late last year for appearing to slam the National Health Service in a tweet, in which he boasted, “Just had a large group over to lunch and we hugged and ate and talked and put the world to rights. If the NHS can’t cope, then the NHS isn’t fit for purpose.”
Past London Mayors have included Britain’s current Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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