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Bez From The Happy Mondays Is Officially Running For Parliament

"OMG Bez an MP shudder the thought," one not-so-positive Twitter user said.

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Bez, formerly of the Happy Mondays, has officially launched his campaign to be Salford's next MP.

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Bez, whose real name is Mark Berry, launched his campaign poster outside Salford Cathedral – and he's running as leader of the Reality party.

There appears to be a hint of Russell Brand's influence in Bez's poster.
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There appears to be a hint of Russell Brand's influence in Bez's poster.

Bez, an anti-fracking activist, will take on Rebecca Long-Bailey in a staunchly Labour seat.

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Here's what you can expect of him while on the campaign trail.

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There's already lot of excitement about his plans for parliament.

If Bez is as good at politics as he is music what could go wrong?> Happy Mondays dancer Bez launches bid to become MP http://t.co/DnwquXMRht

Garry White@GarryWhiteFollow

If Bez is as good at politics as he is music what could go wrong?> Happy Mondays dancer Bez launches bid to become MP http://t.co/DnwquXMRht

5:59 PM - 12 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

if bez stands for parliament in manchester ill defo vote for him!

Jack Carnill@jack_19921992Follow

if bez stands for parliament in manchester ill defo vote for him!

6:46 PM - 12 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Wish I lived in Salford so I could vote Bez for local MP

Faye@fayesmithxxxFollow

Wish I lived in Salford so I could vote Bez for local MP

6:50 PM - 12 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Although not everyone's so positive.

OMG bez an MP shudder the thought

This post has been updated to correct the fact that the Labour candidate for Salford in Eccles in May 2015 is Rebecca Long-Bailey, not Hazel Blears.

Siraj Datoo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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