Rose Tattoo's Angry Anderson is running for Australian parliament
Anderson will be running for election after joining the right-wing National Party. He is likely to use his real name, Gary Anderson, rather than his stage name.
He explains: "If, between the party and I, we can agree, I feel I can best serve the people on the national stage. I’ve always liked big stages.
"I’m a lapsed Labor supporter. I have over the last 10 to 15 years drifted towards the conservative side of politics. I like the Nationals as a party – I like their morals and they have a strong Christian component.
"You can reach a stage like I have where you’ve done as much as you can in your profession, in my case, music. A political career becomes an extension of the community work I’m doing.”