Herbert Howe pulls out of race for Liverpool mayor
CELEBRITY stylist Herbert has sensationally quit the race to become Liverpool mayor.
The announcement comes just two days after he launched his campaign at Liverpool's Hilton Hotel.
He had promised to take on Liverpool FC over the dereliction around Anfield stadium, clean up the city centre drinking culture, and promote young people and the elderly.
Campaign manager Berni Turner said: "It was getting too nasty, and too political. It was not why he came into it for.
"He made the decision last night. He would have been an absolutely fantastic mayor, that is why I was helping with his campaign."
UPDATE: He has just told the Philips phone in on the Beeb: "I am frigtened of the political [element]. Somebody said to me 'we are going to find skeletons in your cupboard', that is a viperous attitude."
He said he did not want to be thrown into the 'lion's den'.
He also revealed that he campaign was set to feature an aircraft, presumably with a vote Herbert banner trailing behind.