Is Tim Farron going to run for election against a giant fish finger?

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Tim Farron could face a battering in the upcoming General Election as he is set to face off against a fish finger.

The Liberal Democrat leader faces a challenge for his Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency from the aptly-named Mr Fish Finger.

The candidate hit upon the idea after Mr Farron lost out in a Twitter poll as to who would make a better leader out of himself or the fishy treat.

Mr Fish Finger could give Tim Farron a real battering in the upcoming General Election (Crowdfunder)
Mr Fish Finger could give Tim Farron a real battering in the upcoming General Election (Crowdfunder)

A Crowdfunder page set up to raise the £500 deposit to run for MP against the Lib Den leader has already smashed its £500 target.

A mission statement on the site attempts some cod psychology against Mr Farron – who leads a party of nine MPs.

It says: “We must raise £500 to pay the deposit for Mr Fish Finger to run for MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale.

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“This seat has been held since 2005 by Tim Farron, who lost to a fish finger – by a margin of around 99% – in a poll of over 1,000 people, when asked ‘Who would you trust to lead you more?’”

It adds: “Mr Fish Finger will conduct any related business dressed as a fish finger.

“Any funds raised above £500 will ensure that Mr Finger looks dashing as he embarks on his new career.”

Tim Farron has come under fire for his views on gay sex (Rex)
Tim Farron has come under fire for his views on gay sex (Rex)

The candidate has already suggested some flaky policies on his Twitter page, including “no more foreign fish in our fingers”.

Mr Farron came under fire last night after he once again refused to answer the question on whether he thought gay sex was a sin.

He previously avoided the issue in a 2015 interview with Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman – who brought it up again on the day Theresa May called for a snap General Election.

He told her: “I don’t think I struggled to answer, I talked about how I’m not in a position to be making theological pronouncements.

“I can promise you one thing, over the next six weeks I’m not going to spend my time talking theology or making pronouncements.”

The Liberal Democrats are expected to improve their tally of nine MPs in the June 8 vote, with 2,500 new members signing up to the party in the moments after Mrs May’s announcement yesterday.

Top pic: Rex

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