Laurence Fox admits Sadiq Khan will win London– but he's already plotting Westminster move


The actor turned politician set up is Reclaim UK party last year accusing MPs of failing to stand up for British values. “Anti-woke” and lockdown-sceptic, he announced his first run for political office would be City Hall, taking on Labour’s Sadiq Khan.

Mr Fox has been a vocal critic of the incumbent, angry at the launch of his statute review and failure to tackle knife crime in the capital.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mr Fox admitted he is unlikely to win on Thursday but that he already has plans for the next two years.

He said: “It’s a shame about Sadiq. Someone should give him a run for his money.

“The London Mayoral, just because it exists, we had to stand for it.

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“My interest is absolutely in the country and I’ve got the next year planned out.

“I know what’s happening for the next year, and I’m even talking about what we’re doing the year after that.

“I’m going to be around.”

The notorious actor is currently polling at just one precent across multiple surveys for Thursday’s election.

However, undeterred by the numbers, he said he was happy with the progress made in less than a year since setting up Reclaim UK.

Outlining plans ahead, Mr Fox he was “100 percent” planning to stand for Parliament, looking to cause waves across Westminster.

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In the coming months there will be a by-election in Chesham and Amersham following the death of Conservative MP Dame Cheryl Gillan.

The seat has been held by a Conservative since its creation in 1974.

While it voted to Remain in the 2016 Brexit referendum, Ukip came in second place in the seat in 2015.

Mr Fox, who has close ties with Nigel Farage, is hoping to appeal to the same people who voted for UKip when they felt ignored by political parties, to help build momentum for Reclaim UK.

As well as considering standing for Parliament himself, he told this website he was lining up a whole host of candidates for future elections.

He said: “We’re brand new, we’ve only just started, so I’m really excited.

“I’ve learnt a great deal and I’m really excited about finding the right candidates – not just me, but others – to represent this part of the political spectrum and these people who have been ignored for a very long time now.”

According to a Savanta ComRes poll produced last week, Mr Kahn is on track for a second term as London Mayor with 41 percent of the vote.

He holds a 12 point lead on his Conservative rival according to the online survey of 1,000 adults carried out between April 13 and April 19.



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