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Herbert pulls out

Political system and 'skeletons' thwart hairdresser's mayoral dream

Written by . Published on March 30th 2012.

Herbert pulls out

HERBERT Howe announced today (Friday, March 30) he is pulling out of the race to be elected mayor of Liverpool. 

His withdrawal comes just two days after a champagne launch at the Hilton in Liverpool One. 

Herbert 2Happier timesThe celebrity hairstylist, explaining his decision, said: "I'm frightened of the political system.

"Somebody said to me they will find skeletons in your cupboard," added Herbert, saying he wouldn't like to be put into the horrendous position of "doing a job for others to destroy what he was trying to do".

Herbert had planned a campaign bus to tour Liverpool, with aircraft flying overhead and trailing banners proclaiming his pledges. 

He would have brough colour and attention to the mayoral campaign, and some will thilnk his excursion into the political arena was too short.

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Clare GorryMarch 30th 2012.

The door is now wide open for the Prof

Jonathan GardMarch 30th 2012.

He's cleared the path for Pete Price...

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PeteMarch 30th 2012.

"Vote for me, you vile no-marks!
Paul O'Grady is desperate for me to stand"

AnonymousMarch 30th 2012.

Shame really. Would have been able to at least give the politicos a close shave

AnonymousMarch 30th 2012.

Oh dear

AnonymousMarch 30th 2012.

Real shame

Darth FormbyMarch 30th 2012.

Purple Aki used the same excuse.

Damien HirstMarch 30th 2012.

It is a shame to think that the nasty, bullying, dirty tricks of certain politicians and their campaign teams would essentially stop anyone else from having a go. That's democracy for you, I suppose.

Blue MeanieMarch 30th 2012.

They'll all be flexing their political muscles if Purple Aki decides to stand. He has a feel for this sort of thing.

Prof ChucklebuttyMarch 30th 2012.

Good news is, he says I can have all the balloons from his campaign launch.

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Prof ChucklebuttyMarch 30th 2012.

Unless he means Bernie Turner!

AnonymousMarch 30th 2012.

Chucklebutty please don't say things about Berni you do not have the guts to say to her face. Now go and take some medication and crawl back under the rock from whence you came, you vile little man.

Prof ChucklebuttyMarch 31st 2012.

Anonymous, I would hope that the person in question would not be as offended by my comment as your tone suggests.
Whatever our political differences, to my knowledge, they have a sense of humour.

But being a gentleman, albeit a "vile little one" (no offence taken) I am happy to apologise to Ms B for any offence caused. Not least because they went up in my estimation for supporting Herbert rather than former colleagues in the Lib Dems. I wish they had been able to go all the way with Herbert's campaign.

I shall now return to my rock with another dose of Yeast-vite.

AnonymousMarch 30th 2012.

Why anyone would consider an unqualified inexperienced crimper in a political role escapes me

London RoadMarch 30th 2012.

People like him, he gives good hair

AnonymousMarch 30th 2012.

Most politicians are 'unqualified' lay persons - it's why it's called the House of Commons... Now read up on Oliver Cromwell, and the whole point of the Parliament movement...

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AnonymousMarch 31st 2012.

Ok, we'll go with just inexperienced then, still not a lot to offer is there?

John BradleyMarch 31st 2012.

It called the house of commons because it is composed and elected by people who weren't eligibale to be in the Lords.

SaladDazeMarch 30th 2012.

Send for Francis Maude. We need someone who can pour petrol on troubled... oops, sorry.. getting my Inflamm-A-Tory party mixed up with my hot pasties.

AnonymousMarch 30th 2012.

At least he'll be allowed back on the Linda McDermott show now, after Joe Anderson complained and had him booted off last week

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