Bad news for Colin Eldridge and Liberal Democrats in Wavertree No. 1
Michael's mum Maria says she is disgusted by the use of the family on a Lib Dem leaflet.
She said the family was appraoched by Cllr Eldridge for the picture when news of Michael's release from jail was imminent and the family were taking pictures with everyone if it meant Michael would be home quicker.
"They claim to have backed Michael but everyone knows that it was Cllr Joe Anderson who is Labour," said Mrs Shields.
"Cllr Eldridge and the Lib Dems have done nothing to helps us, in fact I was let go from my little cleaning job with the council due time off with my nervous breakdown."
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So far it has been one way traffic with the negative stories for Cllr Eldridge's Labour rival Luciana Berger.
But this is incredibly damaging for Cllr Eldridge as Michael's story is so well known across the city.