A Blackburn Rovers fan has outscored the Liberal Democrats after he staged an election campaign to oust the owners of the beleaguered club.
Independent candidate Duncan Miller, 34, ran on a Venky's Out ticket in the Blackburn constituency and secured 875 votes - a long distance behind Labour which held the seat, but enough to nudge Lib Dem candidate Irfan Ahmed into fourth and last spot with just 709 votes.
Rovers slipped out of the Premier League, which they won in the 1994/95 season, less than two years after Indian poultry firm Venky's bought the Lancashire club in 2010.
Saddled with debts of more than £106 million, the club was relegated from the Championship at the end of the 2016/17 season to the third tier of English football, League One, where they have not played for 37 years.
Following the poll result, a "quite pleased" Mr Miller said:
Action was needed not to just get rid of Venky's, he said, but to stop "toxic ownership" of football clubs across the country.
Asked what was the central message of his General Election campaign, he replied: