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Last Updated:  Sunday, 30 March, 2003, 16:03 GMT 17:03 UK
Hucknall reveals political aim
Mick Hucknall
Hucknall once advised the Government as part of a think tank
Simply Red star Mick Hucknall has revealed he has ambitions to sit in the House of Lords.

Hucknall, who is a Labour supporter and friend of Prime Minister Tony Blair, told music magazine Q: "The Lords appeals to me more than the House of Commons."

Asked if he would accept a peerage, he said: "I don't think it's going to happen to me, but you need people in there who are professionals who've achieved something in their lives and who aren't politicians."

I'm friendly with Tony and I've got a huge amount of respect for him
Mick Hucknall

Hucknall, 43, shared a platform with Mr Blair as Labour campaigned in the run-up to the 1997 General Election.

He has gone on to advise the Government as part of a panel looking into the music industry.

"I'm friendly with Tony and I've got a huge amount of respect for him," he said.

"He is a very sincere and committed man. He's a great man."

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