Tory’s attempted political comeback

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A CONSERVATIVE politician who made headlines when his party removed him from their general election campaign just over a year ago has relaunched his political career.

Daniel Gage, 25, was selected in 2009 to stand against Nick Clegg in the Sheffield Hallam constituency. A barman with little political experience, he was seen by many as an unusual choice to contest what was the Tories’ strongest area in Sheffield.

Mr Gage, son of former Sheffield United full-back Kevin Gage, had a very short campaign. A few days after his candidature was announced, he stood down because it emerged he had not attended a single meeting in six months as a councillor on Dronfield Town Council.

Mr Gage is bidding to put the episode behind him and has been selected to stand for the council ward of Dore and Totley in May.