2007 - NME.com:
Dave to stand for election
Dave Rowntree gets political
as Labour candidate
drummer Dave Rowntree
has announced he intends to stand in the UK local council
elections this May as a Labour
Rowntree has confirmed
his selection to stand as
Labour's candidate for a forthcoming council
by-election in Marylebone.
about his new career direction,
The Independent. "I've
been a long-standing member of the
Labour party and active
in local politics for a while.
and in my experience of living here, it all looks lovely -
there are hanging baskets everywhere - but you only need to
scratch beneath the surface and see that there's a lot of
deprivation and a lot of inequality around. I think someone
needs to do something about it."
drummer may face difficulties in getting elected, as the
traditionally maintains a strong