Saturday 1 October 2016

'I'm in it to win' – Former Premier League star Sol Campbell bullish as he bids to become London Mayor

Published 08/06/2015 | 09:02

Former Arsenal defender Sol Campbell
Former Arsenal defender Sol Campbell

Former Premier League star and England international Sol Campbell believes he will bring something new to the table when he runs for the role of London Mayor in 2016.

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The uncompromising centre-half spent nine years at Tottenham Hotspur before he made the bitter move to arch-rivals Arsenal in 2001 where he won two Premier League titles and two FA Cups during his five years at the club.

Now Campbell has decided to run for office and says he is “in it to win it”.

“People that have gone to Oxbridge, had thousands spent on their education, and I mean they are royally mucking up," he told Sun Nation.

“I bring something new to the table. This is a whole new road for me, something I can get my teeth into but I just felt it was something I had to do.

“I come from a working class background, I wasn’t easy for me at all, but I worked hard. And now it’s about giving something back.”

The footballer revealed his political interests publicly when he lambasted Ed Miliband over Labour’s Mansion Tax. And will face a Question Time-style debate on July 4.

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