Peter Stringfellow may challenge Nick Clegg in 2015 General Election

Peter Stringfellow with dancer Shannon celebrate Stringfellows in Dublin. Credit: ulien Behal/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow could stand against Nick Clegg at the 2015 general election after the Deputy Prime Minister twice singled him out as someone who did not deserve state-funded pensioner benefits.

He said that at 72 he had "done everything a guy would probably like to do... and I might take a serious view of moving into politics", with his home town of Sheffield the most likely target.

In his weekly phone-in show on radio station LBC 97.3, he was asked whether he might stand in Mr Clegg's Sheffield Hallam constituency. He said: "I think 'why not?'. It has opened my mind to the possibility and the idea of going back to my home city and taking him on would be my first choice."