Happy Mondays star Bez officially launched his election bid on Monday (12Jan15) by handing out beers as he unveiled his campaign poster.

Last year (14), the British dancer, real name Mark Berry, announced plans to run as a Member of Parliament for Salford, England in the upcoming U.K. election in May (15).

He unveiled the first 'Vote Bez' election poster on a billboard in the city on Monday and promoted the launch of his campaign by handing out free beers to potential voters.

The brand of ale he gave away is produced on land free of fracking, the controversial method of gas-extraction which Bez has promised to oppose as part of his eco-friendly manifesto.

The star is hoping to land the Salford and Eccles seat as a member of the Reality Party.