Martin Lewis addresses fans calls for him to stand for election after Rishi Sunak sets date

Martin Lewis has addressed calls for him to run for Prime Minister in the next general election
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Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis is best known for his insightful financial advice and tireless campaigning to help ask politicians the difficult questions the public need to know, about everything from the cost of living to benefit changes. Yet thanks to his celebrity status and widespread public support, his fans have been persistently calling on the financial journalist to run for office in the upcoming general election.

Yet despite the support from his fans online, Martin has quickly shut down any idea of political aspirations as he issued an update to his followers on social media about the chance of him running in the upcoming election. In a tongue in cheek post, the MSE wrote: “Many people have been asking me. And after the today's news, I think its time I told you, formally, that I would like to announce my candidacy, for... early dinner, and an early night. I'm shattered.”

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Although fans have long called for Martin to run for PM, sadly the money saving expert has shut down those ideas as he insisted he didn't want any part in party politics
Although fans have long called for Martin to run for PM, sadly the money saving expert has shut down those ideas as he insisted he didn't want any part in party politics -Credit:Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

In a further post, Martin elaborated further as he added a little more insight into the reasoning behind his decision as he explained:" I've always been political. Everything I do is political. I will always be political. Money is political. Financial justice is political. Advocating for consumers is political. Educating people financially is political. I just don't and never do party politics.”

This isn’t the first time fans have called upon Martin to stand for election, with the vote of confidence in his judgement having dated back for several years, yet each and every time the subject has arisen he has politely but firmly just down the rumours and continued to focus on what he does best - breaking down money advice into terms everyone can understand.

In fact, Martin was so opposed to the idea he once stated he'd rather "wire his nipples to electrodes" than become the PM
In fact, Martin was so opposed to the idea he once stated he'd rather "wire his nipples to electrodes" than become the PM -Credit:PA

In fact, earlier this year, during a special panel on the BBC, a group of Conservative, Labour, and undecided voters were asked to share their thoughts with journalist Laura Kuenssberg about who should run the country, with Martin Lewis’ name having cropped up among the candidates that the panel would have loved to see step into Rishi Sunak’s shoes.

However, despite being flattered by the suggestion, Martin made his thoughts on the matter abundantly clear when he took to twitter to thank the panel, before stating he would “rather wire his nipples to electrodes” than become the Prime Minister.

The next General Election is scheduled to take place in six weeks time on July 4, 2024.