Big Brother star to stand for Lib Dems in Totteridge

There are two by-elections in the London Borough of Barnet on June 4th, in Totteridge and Edgware wards. The Liberal Democrat candidate for Totteridge is former Big Brother contestant Jonty Stern.

From the Barnet and Potters Bar Times:

SELF-CONFESSED teddy bear and hand-puppet obsessive Jonty Stern, from 2007’s Big Brother, has been chosen as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Totteridge in the upcoming by-elections.

Jonty, 38, is a passionate vegetarian who shares his flat with his collection of 50 stuffed toys.

He is also a keen history and Dr Who fan, speaks seven languages, and collects old coins and money.

But he claims few of the hobbies and interests for which he is known will feature in his election hustings.

Instead he will focus on road safety, sheltered housing warden services and connecting to young people.

“The main thing that drew me into this was keeping Barnet’s roads as safe as possible,” he said.

“I was very glad when I found out the Lib Dems shared my view. This borough is one of the worst when it comes to road accidents and deaths and the policy on road bumps needs revising.”

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3 Comments

  • Jonathan Davies 16th May '09 - 11:26pm

    Jonty has for some time been an active member of the Lib Dems, and he is the Treasurer of the Barnet Local Party. He has been warmly received on the doorsteps in the ward. I’m only jealous that as canddiate in the other by-election on the same day (in Edgware ward) I haven’t had anything like the same publicity!

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