Doncaster man dressed as fish finger to stand against Lib Dem leader Tim Farron in General Election

Mr Fish Finger on the campaign trail. (Photo: Twitter).
Mr Fish Finger on the campaign trail. (Photo: Twitter).
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A Doncaster man dressed as a fish finger and who has changed his name by deed poll to Mr Fish Finger is to stand against Lib Dem leader Tim Farron at the General Election.

The man, whose real identity has not been revealed, will fight for the Westmorland and Lonsdale seat on June 8 - when he will be hoping to batter the politician who has held the seat since 2005.

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron faces a challenge from Mr Fish Finger.

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron faces a challenge from Mr Fish Finger.

Crowdfunders raised the £500 deposit so Mr Fish Finger, whose address is listed as being in the Don Valley constituency, can stand against Mr Farron.

It comes after a 'poll', launched by the now closed-down Twitter account @SkipClaus, which claimed people had more confidence in a fish finger leading the country than Mr Farron.

If he wins on June 8, Mr Fish Finger - who is using the hashtag #votefishfinger - has vowed to conduct any related business dressed as the breaded snack.

The Fish Finger MP has launched a Twitter account on which he has written his "manifishto."

Fish fingers are more trusted than Tim Farron, according to a poll.

Fish fingers are more trusted than Tim Farron, according to a poll.

He wrote: "Even though I have only been in Pollocktics for a short while, I am fully codmitted to making Brexit work for the Codstituents of Westmorland and Lonsdale."

Other pledges include free fishing rods for everyone, no tax on chip shops and restaurants, more fish fingers on hospital menus and free fish for NHS staff.

He added: "If we had enough codidates to stand in every codstituency, we would not make manifishto promises that we can’t keep.

"We would, however, make a firm codmitment to hake Britain great again by making all MPs pre-qualify before standing for election.

"All codidates should pass a swimming test, and – once elected – must wear kipper ties and cod pieces for offishal duties."

The full list of candidates is James Airey (Conservative), Eli Aldridge (Labour), Tim Farron (Liberal Democrats) and Mr Fishfinger (Independent).