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Queen guitarist could run for Parliament as an Independent in the general election

The rocker is a passionate animal rights campaigner Photo: PA

Queen guitarist Brian May is considering running as an Independent in this May's general election.

His agent Phil Symes told the BBC that May had "no firm plans" as to which constituency to stand in and was frustrated at the "current powerlessness of the vast majority of British people and the desperate state of Parliament."

Brian May is well known for his opposition to the badger cull. Credit: PA

The rocker, who is well know for his strong views on animal rights and opposition to the badger cull, could stand under his Common Decency initiative, which he started earlier this year.

May said the initiative was inspired by the "current powerlessness of the vast majority of British people and the desperate state of Parliament."

Speaking at the time in a video on his website, he said: "I'm looking forward to getting my hands dirty.

"We have an opportunity in the election coming up - it doesn't have to be this way."