Comedian Rufus Hound to stand as MEP

Rufus Hound wants to stand as an MEP. Credit: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Comedian Rufus Hound has announced he intends to stands as a prospective Member of the European Parliament to campaign against changes to the NHS.

In a post on his blog he said: "In May, I will be standing as a prospective Member of the European Parliament, and doing so for The National Health Action Party.

"For anyone who follows me on Twitter, I doubt that my party of choice will come as too much of a surprise. I’ve been tweeting endlessly over the past few months about the dangers the NHS currently faces."

He added: "The NHS is the one of the single greatest achievements of any civilisation, ever, anywhere in the history of the world."