GROUNDBREAKING Green candidate Howard Thorpe, the first candidate to stand for the environmentalist party in Weaver Vale history, is hoping rumours he is picking up votes are true.
Mr Thorpe, technical advisor for the Environment Agency, has led an internet focused campaign with only 3,000 leaflets at his disposal.
"We could have done with 30,000 but we just don't have the rescources," he said.
"I've only just arrived so it's difficult for me to have any idea about what's going on yet.
"I have been talking to all the other candidates and the Liberal Democrats are saying they think I have got a number of ticks.
"I just hope people have had a look at my campaign and it's made a difference."