A social internet poll reportedly found that people would trust a fish finger ahead of Mr Farron to govern the country.
Alongside an outrageous outfit, the Parliamentary candidate has vowed to change his name by deed poll to Mr Fish Finger.
Farron will have to beat the competition from a fish finger in the General Election
This seat has been held since 2005 by Tim Farron, who lost to a fish finger – by a margin of around 99 per cent – in a poll
Mr Fish Finger
The statement on the crowdfunding website said: “We must raise £500 to pay the deposit for Mr Fish Finger to run for MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale.
“This seat has been held since 2005 by Tim Farron, who lost to a fish finger – by a margin of around 99 per cent – in a poll of over 1,000 people, when asked Who would you trust to lead you more?.
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced her intention to hold an early general election on June 8
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Theresa May has called for a snap general election
“Mr Fish Finger will conduct any related business dressed as a fish finger.”
The candidate tweeted to say he will be interviewed on radio today and jokingly mentioned a policy for “no more foreign fish in our fingers”.
Mr Farron’s strong Christian convictions have prompted questions about whether he is in step with the rest of his Lib Dem colleagues on gay rights’ issues.
In a Channel Four News interview in 2015, the MP refused to answer three times when asked if he thinks gay sex is a sin.
In another interview with Cathy Newman, Mr Farron was pushed on the issue again.
She challenged him: “A while back I asked you whether it was true that you believed homosexuality was a sin, and you struggled to answer. Now you’ve had a while to consider that question, what is the answer?”
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The Prime Minister called an election for June 8 2017
The Lib Dem leader insisted: “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.
Mr Farron said: “Over the next six weeks I am not going to spend my time making theological pronouncements.”
Farron took control of the party from Clegg who was strong on gay rights
The party leader abstained at the third reading of the bill to introduce same-sex marriage and voted against what became the 2010 Equality Act, which made discriminating against gay people in the workplace illegal.
He said during his campaign for the Lib Dem leadership that it was a matter of “regret” that this had been “misread” as him being “lukewarm” to equal marriage.