Russell Brand tight lipped on whether he plans to run for London Mayor

THURROCK’S Russell Brand has refused to comment on suggestions he could mount a bid to become Mayor of London.

Brand, who previously described voting as a waste of time, has told close friends he wants to succeed Tory Boris Johnson in 2016, according to the Mail on Sunday.

He is apparently considering standing on an independent "anti-politics" ticket.

A spokeswoman for the comic and actor said: "We are not commenting."

Brand’s new book, Revolution, includes some clues as to his platform, should he decide to be a candidate.

He admits he "can’t get my head around economics", declares his support for "collectives", and wants to ban fracking and the monarchy.

Nominations for the London mayoral election will not close until around five weeks before the contest in May 2016.

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