Frank Bruno “to endorse Norman Lamb”

From today’s Independent on Sunday:

Frank Bruno, the former world heavyweight boxing champion, will endorse Norman Lamb to be the next leader of the Liberal Democrats.

The former health minister wants to show he has popular appeal as he tries to close the gap on Tim Farron in the race to succeed Nick Clegg.

Mr Lamb has already secured the support of former N-Dubz singer Dappy, and is expected to unveil Mr Bruno, who fought Mike Tyson twice, in a video endorsement this week. “Frank Bruno is heavyweight support,” a source close to Mr Lamb said. Mr Bruno, who has suffered from depression, is a fan of Mr Lamb because of his work on mental health.

The story also mentions LDV – quoting the results of our poll.

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  • Well, they might be good for a headline or two, but do they have a Focus delivery round?

  • David Cooper 24th May '15 - 5:16pm

    All very well, but the whole party membership is waiting on Russell Brand . Should we even vote? Please, please, Russell: vouchsafe us a sign.

  • Eddie Sammon 24th May '15 - 5:52pm

    Good stuff. Ed Davey has also backed Norman Lamb. To me Norman comes across as pro business, pro public services, pro equality and a very hard worker. He should have broad appeal for most liberals.

  • Tony Greaves 24th May '15 - 5:56pm

    Is this all a joke? Who next? Princess Anne and Bilbo Baggins?

  • Norman Lamb gets the backing from Frank Bruno and Dappy from N-Dubz. Surely this article was written by a Tim Farron supporter.

  • Tony Dawson 24th May '15 - 7:06pm

    Y’kno wot I mean Timmy?! 😉

  • @Tony Greaves 24th May ’15 – 5:56pm
    “Is this all a joke? Who next? Princess Anne and Bilbo Baggins?”

    To give Big Frank his due, he has political interests, having previously announced a desire to stand as a candidate for the Conservatives.

  • “Mr Lamb has already secured the support of former N-Dubz singer Dappy”

    Dappy, too, has previous political form. I believe Labour worked with him and then dumped him like a hot potato after various unsavoury acts ( Although, as his manager is Norman’s son, he is showing admirable loyalty here.

  • Oh dear….

  • Eddie Sammon 24th May '15 - 11:31pm

    Anthony Hook, please can you elaborate on “Oh dear…”?

    People seem to be trying to discredit an endorsement because it has come from someone who has suffered from mental health problems. I think this is disgraceful.

  • Sorry Eddie, but with respect that is a completely unjustified comment. There are only 8 responses in this thread apart from yours and they are all very short. Please read them again and you will see that there is nothing in any of them that could be interpreted like that.

  • David Cooper 25th May '15 - 11:25am

    @Eddie Sammon
    I apologize if I have given the impression that we should be anything other than fawningly respectful to endorsements from celebs, no matter how witless. Any other attitude would involve the disgraceful idea of discriminating between sense and nonsense, which is anathema.

  • Eddie Sammon 25th May '15 - 3:04pm

    Hi Tony and David, it was just bothering me a bit that’s all. Yes I am biased, but I thought it was good to receive an endorsement from someone who has/had a personal stake in the system.

    Best regards

  • LeftintheLurch 26th May '15 - 10:21am

    Did the story also mention LDB?
    And my bang bang shoes?
    I’m am so confused

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