We reported with great sadness earlier this week that twice UK representative Ronnie Carroll died aged 80.

As we mentioned, Ronnie devoted much of his later life to politics, and intended to stand in the 2015 General Election in the United Kingdom as an independent candidate. It turns out however, that Ronnie’s death is not the end of the story, as it was announced today that he will still stand for election in the North London constituency of Hampstead and Kilburn.

Newspapers today are reporting that the former singer was too ill to hand in his Election nomination papers, so got a pal to do it, and it has been confirmed that he will still appear on ballot papers on Thursday 7 May under the name, “The Eurovisionary Carroll.”

Should he actually win the vote, the result will be declared null and void and the election re-run in his constituency.

Ronnie Carroll was the only person to represent the United Kingdom in consecutive years, finishing 4th in 1962 and 1963. He was also the first singer from Northern Ireland to participate at Eurovision. In later years, he went into politics, contesting General Elections in 1997 and 2005.

Perhaps his most famous political endeavour was his attempt to set the record for gaining no votes whatsoever when he contested the 2008 by-election in Haltemprice and Howden for the Make Politicians History party. In the end however, he polled 29 votes in total.

Content Manager: In the real world I work in PR and I love pizza, dogs and gin. When it comes to Eurovision I can be quite a cynical fan at times, but I can always be won over by a killer key-change.

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