It is going to be funded by Ernie’s Widow, Doreen Wiseman.
I was in the Town Hall a couple of months ago and noticed some concept art by the sculptor who did the two Town Hall statues, Terry the Miner & Judith the weaver.
The design and the location are not agreed yet, but I suggested outside the Morley New Pavilion as that is where Ernie made his stage debut in a talent show (although it seems he performed with his Dad in the clubs as well).
Failing that, it should go in East Ardsley, the nearby district where he actually lived.
No prizes for working out the inspiration for this particular pose!