Blur and Labour Party's Dave Rowntree predicts general election defeat

The Labour Party candidate for Cities Of London And Westminster says politics is a "slog"

Blur's Dave Rowntree has played down his chances of becoming an MP at the next general election.

The drummer, who is set to stand for the Labour Party in the Cities of London And Westminster constituency, told The Guardian campaigning in a safe Conservative Party seat is a "slog".

"I'm not a betting man, but if I was, even I wouldn't bet on me winning," he said.

He added: "Activism is by its nature a slog, but it depends why you're doing it… I'm seeing where the problems are in my neighbourhood and trying to sort them out."

Rowntree, who is also training to become a barrister, added: "The best part is knocking on doors and offering help."

Blur guitarist Graham Coxon recently told NME.COM that there are no plans for the band to do "anything else" following their reunion earlier this year.

"Everyone's slipped back into what they do when the Blur creature isn't heaving around. Law and cheese and music, I suppose," he said.

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