Liverpool has most candidates per ward in local elections
Liverpool has the most candidates per seat of any metropolitan council where a third of seats are being contested.
There is an average of 5.77 candidates per seat, and that even takes into account the fact the Liberal Democrats are not standing in five seats.
The stat was picked out by blogger Kristofer Keane, who can follow him on Twitter HERE.
Labour, the Conservatives, and the Green are contesting all seats. The Liberals are of course there in many seats.
UKIP have candidates on the ballot, as do the BNP, and a BNP offshoot the British Freedom Party. The English Democrats are standing in some seats too, the left wing Trade Union and Socialist Coalition.
Thriving local democracy or is the city just good at attracting the fringe parties? You decide.