‘Busy’ Darren Gough turns down Cameron’s request to stand as Conservative MP

February 10th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI  

David Cameron London, Feb 10(ANI): Former England fast bowler Darren Gough has turned down British Prime Minister David Cameron’s request to stand as a Conservative MP in Barnsley, a town in South Yorkshire, England.

According to the Telegraph, Cameron called Gough personally to broach the idea of taking part in the March 3 by-election in Barnsley Central.

The 40-year-old, however, decided that his other commitments made him too busy to be an MP.

“Darren Gough is a supporter of the party and will be taking part in the campaign for Barnsley. He will not be standing as an MP however,” a Conservative party spokesman confirmed.

Barnsley has three MPs- Angela Smith for Penistone and Stocksbridge and Michael Dugher for Barnsley East. Eric Illsley was the MP for Barnsley Central before he resigned over a parliamentary expenses scam.

The three are all members of the Labour Party. (ANI)

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