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."