Mark Morrison 'seriously considering' challenging Peter Soulsby to become next mayor of Leicester

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Mark Morrison says he plans to oust city mayor Sir Peter Soulsby from office by standing for election himself.

One of the city’s strangest-ever political feuds ignited with the pop star telling the veteran politician his days at City Hall were numbered.

Morrison said he was seriously considering a tilt at Sir Peter, adding: “If I run against him, I win, easy.’

The pair have fallen out over the singer's plans to tackle knife crime in the city by opening a recording studio to help young artists get into the music industry.

The artist, who grew up in Highfields, opened a temporary venue in a city centre penthouse apartment at the beginning of the month,

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