I may take on Miliband at polls, Clarkson tweets

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Jeremy Clarkson has hinted he could run for Parliament – standing in Labour leader Ed Miliband’s seat.

The outspoken presenter of BBC’s Top Gear suggested on his Twitter feed that he could run as an independent at the next general election.

“I’m thinking I might stand in the next election as an independent for Doncaster North, which is where I’m from. Thoughts?” he wrote.

It was unclear whether Mr Clarkson is considering the idea seriously – or if the idea is a spot of mischief-making.

He has in the past had to apologise to Mr Miliband’s political mentor and predecessor as Labour, Gordon Brown, after calling him a “one-eyed Scottish idiot”.

His intervention comes after a difficult summer for Mr Miliband who had to endure a series of stinging criticisms of his leadership from within his own ranks.

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