Blur Drummer: Norwich Parliamentary Candidate?

Dave Rowntree

Former Blur drummer Dave Rowntree is one of four potential candidates being considered by Britain’s Labour Party to win back the Norwich South seat in the next general election. If chosen, the 47-year-old will face Liberal Democrat Simon Wright (not to be confused with former AC/DC drummer of the same name). This isn’t the drummer’s first attempt to engage in British politics, having run several times for various Labour Party seats without success. But the politically active Rowntree seems undeterred, based on his recent Twitter tweet: “Really honoured to have been shortlisted 4 Norwich South. This is about taking the fight to Simon Wright and the Lib Dems.” The Labour Party will announce the final candidates on November 19. Best of luck from your fellow drummers, Dave!