In a surprise move, current Labour leader Gordon Brown has indicated that in the General Election, he will not be calling on the services of Mick Hucknall.
Hucknall, the front man of Manchester-based stars, Simply Red, has been involved in every labour election campaign since the formation of the Labour Party in 1806.
"I thought we're in this together," the second most famous ginger said at a press conference at his home yesterday. "Apparently, it's the right thing to do, and maybe someday he'll call on me. I must confess that it hurt me. But if he don't know me by now, he never will. If he asks 'come to my aid', then I'll know all is forgiven, and I'll be right back round."
"I won't feel bad," the Prime Minster said, during question time. "We felt we needed somebody new, somebody who the public actually like. He's been holding us back across the years, and now a new flame will be used. Remembering the first time, it was like a fairground with Mick. Something got me started thinking about a change of direction, though. I think it was his music."
The move has given Labour a twelve point gain in the polls, as news of the break up of a perfect love filtered into the press.
Not everybody has taken it well. "It's gotta be fake," superfan, Chris Moyles of BBC Radio said, "Perhaps money's too tight to mention at the moment, but Micky is an angel, and would support them for free. He's the air that I breathe. This feels like infidelity."
Danny Bacon, long time rival of Chris Moyles and the world's largest critic of Simply Red was asked if he was happy at the news: "You've got it!" he replied.