Esther Rantzen to run in Luton

June 17, 2009

Sky News is reporting that Esther Rantzen has decided to try and stand for election in Luton South. She’s reportedly doing it in protest at the behaviour of the current MP Margaret Moran, who claimed over £20,000 in expenses on a property that was 100 miles from her constituency and has now ‘disappeared’ from public view.

Will a ‘celebrity’ be the best replacement as MP? In recent times Ms Rantzen is best known for appearing in ‘I’m a Celebrity … Get me out of here’, but before she was a regular fixture on TV laughing at funny shaped vegetables and crusading for consumers in That’s Life.

Obviously I have nothing against Esther Rantzen personally (I’ve never met her), so we’ll just have to see how she gets on.