The note of defiance has come as an online poll of 1,000 people by the Stoke Sentinel has suggested that the previously safe Labour seat is still on a knife edge and could go to Ukip putting Mr Nuttall a mere 0.2 per cent behind and up to 30 per cent undecided.
The Ukip leader has attacked those behind what has been described as “a deliberate smear campaign” attempting to suggest the Liverpool fan was not at the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.
Mr Nuttall has apologised for some inaccuracies on his website over the tragedy but earlier this week gave witness evidence to the police inquiry looking into the tragedy which cost 96 Liverpool fans their lives.
Paul Nuttall has pledged he will not resign as Ukip leader if he loses the upcoming by-election
However, privately some in Ukip believe that the “false” accusations have harmed Mr Nuttall’s chances of winning a seat where his campaign at one point looked like easily overturning Labour’s 5,000 majority.
I want to put this in perspective, right. I didn't check something which went up on my website
Paul Nuttall – Ukip leader
Police officers on the Operation Resolve inquiry into the events in 1989 confirmed they took evidence of Mr Nuttall and he “met the criteria” to give evidence.
Mr Nuttall said he spent “three hours” giving evidence on Monday.
He said that Ukip was a “long term project” and he won’t quit as leader.
Nuttall has attacked those behind what has been described as 'a deliberate smear campaign'
Asked if he would make a general apology to the people of Liverpool, Mr Nuttall said: "I want to put this in perspective, right.
"I didn't check something which went up on my website. It's not as if I've taken illegally from the public purse.
"It's not as if I've said something racist, it's not as if I have sent people to war."
Last night the far Left Momentum group, who helped put Jeremy Corbyn in charge of Labour, announced that it was flooding Stoke with hundreds of volunteers as the party still feared a humiliating defeat.
Nuttall has apologised for some inaccuracies on his website over the Hillsborough tragedy
UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall visits the Roma ghetto in Sofia
Wed, February 1, 2017
Fakulteta district of Sofia, Bulgaria where 55,000 Bulgarian romas live in exteme poverty
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Roma children lie in squalor as they cry for food
Mr Nuttall has been boosted over Stoke being described as “the capital of Brexit” with almost 70 per cent voting for Leave.
Meanwhile, Labour candidate Gareth Snell has described Brexit as “sh**” on Twitter and horrified many with a stream of sexist and offensive Tweets about women.
He also admitted to being “a bloody moron” and on the referendum attacked democracy, saying “I’ve never thought much of popular vote tallies.”