VOTERS are set to be shaken and stirred after a former underwear model who had a scene in a James Bond film was unveiled as a Tory election candidate today.
Catherine, 38, modelled for Ultimo lingerie and worked with Dior and Chanel in a successful catwalk career.
In 2002 she played a sexy Russian in the Ice Palace scene in the movie Die Another Day alongside Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry.
At the time she told how she and ten other models were booked to “glam up the scene” – but sadly most of the footage did not make the final cinema cut.
Later she appeared on telly dating shows Blind Date and Channel 4’s Celebrity Five Go Dating and she has also worked as a music DJ and a TV tennis reporter interviewing stars such as Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
Edinburgh-born Catherine plans to stand in local elections where she now lives in Camden, North London.
And locals say dry council meetings will “never be the same again” if the Bond film beauty is elected in May next year.
Richard Grange, 37, of Camden, said: “I remember Catherine from her days when she modelled for Loaded, so I’d definitely be getting down to the Town Hall.
“It will be a huge change from the normal fusty lot of people sitting around in council meetings.”
Another resident, Simon Harris, 36, said: “Meetings will never be the same again – jaws will be dropping across the council chamber.”
Catherine told the Camden New Journal newspaper she will campaign to crack down on anti-social behaviour in the area.
She said: “You have people late at night running through the back streets screaming, p***ing in the streets, throwing up – and then in the day you get drug pushers trying to sell.
“I looked up what people were saying and somebody had commented that Camden Town was like Downtown Mogadishu on Saturday nights and I just thought, ‘Is that what people think of our area?’.
“Camden Town may always have had a reputation for being a bit dirty and grimy, but I don’t think it used to be dirty, grimy and dangerous. I don’t think people used to get murdered.
“This a place for families to live – there is a community, good schools.”
She added: “I like what the Tories say about aspiration, for working to get best life you can and business.
“I think you should be able to say business without it being a dirty word.”
Catherine is due to be officially announced as a candidate in the Camden Town with Primrose Hill ward at the weekend.
It is a Labour stronghold where the party took all three seats in the 2014 borough elections.
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