'Rocket Man' Brian attracts Elton's backing

by Stephen Tall on November 15, 2007

Sky News’s Jon Craig has the exclusive:

Brian Paddick, the controversial former top cop chosen by the Liberal Democrats as their candidate for London Mayor, is being backed by rock legend Sir Elton John. …

Revealing his celebrity backing from the superstar whose hits include “Rocket Man”, Paddick told me: “Before I got the nomination, I got a text from David Furnish (Sir Elton’s partner) saying ‘We’ll support you’.” He says there has been no pledge of financial support so far. But I’m sure big-spending Elton can afford to donate a few bob to a political campaign.