A MAN dressed as a fish finger has vowed to challenge Tim Farron for his Westmorland and Lonsdale seat in the general election.

A crowdfunder page set up to pay the £500 for Mr Fish Finger to enter as a candidate has already reached its target.

The page reads: "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?".

Mr Fish Finger says he will conduct any related business dressed as a fish finger.

More than £1300 has been raised, with Mr Fish Finger saying money over the £500 will be used to make himself look 'dashing' as he embarks on his new career.