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01 April 2018
Micheal Sheen to be MP

Micheal Sheen - Future MP

Hollywood actor Michael Sheen has declined to rule out running for parliament in the future. The Welshman, who was nominated for a BAFTA for his performance as Tony Blair in The Queen, was quizzed on whether he would run for Labour by ITV journalist Robert Peston. Peston suggested that the actor appeared to be laying out his manifesto for Aberavon, the constituency currently represented by prominent Corbyn critic Stephen Kinnock. The questions come after Sheen said he is pulling back on his acting career to focus on political activism. Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/michael-sheen-fuels-speculation-he-could-stand-as-a-labour-mp/ Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/michael-sheen-fuels-speculation-he-could-stand-as-a-labour-mp/

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/michael-sheen-fuels-speculation-he-could-stand-as-a-labour-mp/

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Following the recent interview with Robert Peston on ITV, it can be revealed that Michael Sheen is being lined up to be a MP for the Aberavon constituancy.  Enthusiastic supportors have suggested that he stands as an independent if the present Labour MP decides to put himself forward for relection.

Because Sheen's heart is in Port Talbot  it is unlikely that will represent another constituancy, although this cannot be said for Kinnock if a safe seat elsewhere became available.

Some juggling of candidates is likely in view of Michael Sheen's sincere interest in Port Talbot.   He supported the Plaza cinema being developed into a art centre, which is now taking place.   Currrntly his latest campaign of reducing interest rates for pay day loans has attracted much attention.

A Tory spokesman (who asked not to named) says:

Michael Sheen could very be Labour's secret weapon.  He has the ability and magnetic attraction to be a sparking star in a party that has lost its way.   His skill to make people listen with issues that concern the working class is  something to note.  He will certainly make his mark in politics.

Our Comment

Micheal Sheen would not be the first actor to enter the commons.

Glenda Jackson, professional actress from the late 1950s, spent four years as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1964, being particularly associated with the work of director Peter Brook. During her film career, she won two Academy Awards for Best Actress: for Women in Love (1970), and A Touch of Class (1973). Other award-winning performances include Alex in the film Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) and the BBC television serial Elizabeth R (also 1971); for the latter, she received a Primetime Emmy Award.

She first became a Member of Parliament (MP) in 1992, as Member for Hampstead and Highgate. Early in the government of Tony Blair, she served as a Junior Transport minister from 1997 to 1999, later becoming critical of Blair. After constituency boundary changes, from 2010 until her retirement from politics in 2015, she represented Hampstead and Kilburn.

At the 2010 general election, her majority of 42 votes was one of the closest results of the entire election.  She announced in 2011 that she would stand down as an MP at the 2015 general election.


Glenda Jackson has not shone as some expected but has often attracted much attention.




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