Farron 'welcomes challenge' of fish finger

It is not clear who the fish finger is. Credit: PA

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has said he "welcomes the challenge" posed by 'Mr Fish Finger', who has pledged to stand against him in the General Election.

However, the Westmorland and Lonsdale MP told ITV Border he is "more of a chips and mushy peas man".

'Mr Fish Finger', whose identity has not been revealed, has successfully raised the £500 needed to put down a deposit to stand in the General Election on 8 June.