PRIME Minister Tony Blair could be quaking in his boots at the next election - with a challenge from the deputy leader of the Monster Raving Loony Party.
Boney Maroney, of Honley, is hoping to stand against the Premier in his constituency, Sedgefield in County Durham.
She stood against then Tory leader William Hague in Richmond, North Yorkshire, at the 2001 General Election, netting 561 votes.
Boney - real name Melodie Staniforth - said today she had yet to make up her mind.
"Part of me says I should, as I'd give him a real challenge.
"But my heart really lies in the area where I live, so I may well stand as a candidate in Colne Valley," she said.
Boney has stood in two other General Elections, at Colne Valley in 1992 and 1997.
She will be a candidate for Holme Valley North in the Kirklees Council polls in June. It will be her 15th council election since her career in Loony politics began in 1989.
Boney said the Monster Raving Loony Party was winning more support after its slow recovery from the death of founder Screaming Lord Sutch in 1999.
"The first three years were a period of mourning, but we have really taken off again in the last year or so," she said. "We're getting a lot of support and I'm busy with it every day."
Boney Maroney was made deputy leader at the first Loony conference following the death of her long time friend Lord Sutch.
"I'm working hard to make the party greater than it already is," she said.
A memorial to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the death of Screaming Lord Sutch is to be unveiled this year.
The ceremony will be held at Llanwrtyd Wells in mid-Wales, on Saturday, June 12.
A statue will take the form of a top hat and a rosette, to mark Screaming Lord Sutch's life as a rock and roller and politician.
The day will include the world's first Loony marathon and a tribute gig to him.