King Arthur planning to return to Tintagel
King Arthur is planning a dramatic return to his native North Cornwall next year - by standing for election to the newly-established Camelot ward of the district council!
Members of the council decided to name the ward, which includes Michaelstow, St Teath and Tintagel, "Camelot" after a review of boundaries completed earlier this year.
Now Arthur Pendragon (right), the self-styled King of the Britons, from Farnborough in Hants, has announced that he is considering standing as one of the two councillors who will represent the new ward.
"I'd love to become King of Camelot again," he said. "It's something I'm certainly considering."
The former Hell's Angel, soldier and gardener who changed his name by Deed Poll, is under no illusions about returning to his former glories at the Round Table.
"I don't imagine that any of the councillors are called Lancelot or Galahad, but it's worth fighting for anyway!"
He added that if he was elected and managed to become the council's leader he would think about moving the council's headquarters to Tintagel.
Annie Moore, spokesman for NCDC, said the council welcomed anything which raised the profile of local government elections.
"Obviously Mr Pendragon will have to meet the residency criteria to stand as a local councillor," she said.
Posted by phil
9th January 2003ce