A would-be MP with an international reputation for injecting Botox has joined a clinic in Northampton.
If the ballot box had brought a different outcome back in May, Aesthetic treatments doctor, Richard Brighton-Knight, would have swapped fillers for filibustering and green scrubs for the green benches of Westminster.
But as it stands, “Parliament’s loss” is Northampton’s gain as the renowned skin treatments expert – whose clients travel from as far afield as USA and Switzerland for his help – has decided to lay down roots at Aurora Skin Clinics, in Northampton.
Dr Brighton-Knight – a medical professional with a masters degree in public health – will be unveiled at a grand open day on October 3, almost five months to the day after he missed out on election to controversial “Plebgate” Tory, Andrew Mitchell, MP.
“I am passionate about equality and a fairer society so I chose to stand for Parliament in Sutton Coldfield, which has been a Tory seat since its inception in 1945,” He said.
The Liberal Democrat has stood unsuccessfully in the past three general elections, despite managing to claw back his deposit by securing more than five per cent of the vote on each occasion.
In 2010, he narrowly missed out on claiming the second spot from Labour after clinching 9,117 votes, but was somewhat adrift of Mr Mitchell’s tally of 27,303.
He added: “The beauty of my professional situation, being that it is appointment-based with a very committed client-base, is that I was able to campaign for the election around my clinic, so it worked very well.
“Over the past nine years, since I moved from public health into aesthetics, I have enjoyed great success and I’m very pleased to be making a real difference to peoples’ lives, even if it isn’t from the dispatch box, yet.”
Dr Brighton-Knight now runs Tuesday and Saturday appointment clinics at Aurora and offers a range of services including Botox and fillers to lips and cheeks.
He also offers the “Vampire Facelift” or Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment, which is popular among Hollywood A-listers including Kim Kardashian.
The Open Day at The Gatehouse, Aurora Skin Clinics, on October 3, is free-to-attend and will include treatment demonstrations, consultations with Dr Brighton-Knight, bubbly, canapés and a free prize-draw.