Liam Fogarty's final push in Liverpool mayor election
Independent Liverpool mayor candidate is today setting out why he believes he is the only credible alternative to frontrunner Labour's Joe Anderson.
Now we are in the final furlong of the race to become mayor Fogarty is going for one final push.
"Cllr Anderson is the odds-on favourite. His people are clearly taking no chances, with some areas now getting their fourth Labour election leaflet through the letterbox. But I truly believe that if anyone can give Joe a run for his money it's me."
This is critique of why he believes he is the only credible challenger to Cllr Anderson:
"Liverpool Liberal Democrat councillors are an endangered species. The idea that their mayoral candidate can compete with, let alone beat, Joe Anderson is fanciful. There's no evidence that the Greens and Liberals have a city-wide appeal beyond their respective strongholds in St.Michael's and Tuebrook & Stoneycroft.
"The Conservatives haven't had a councillor elected in Liverpool in over a decade. A Tory Mayor this time ? I don't think so. And the extremists and eccentrics among the rest of the field haven't got a prayer.
"I was the convincing winner of the only poll conducted in the course of this campaign, the exit poll conducted after the local churches' hustings two weeks ago."
It is hard to see anyone beating Joe Anderson, but could Fogarty vanquish the other parties and come second?