A real-life superhero has announced he plans to stand as a candidate at the North-West’s first ever directly elected mayor elections in Salford on May 3rd.
19 year old Roger Hayhurst, better known by his alias the Knight Warrior, declared his intention to run for mayor after being spotted at Salford town hall picking up his candidacy papers.
Inspired by comic book heroes Batman and Superman, Roger has become a minor celebrity over the past two years, patrolling the streets of Salford and tackling anti-social behaviour dressed in his trademark blue cape and mask.
The part time gardener has also toured schools and recently pioneered a scheme to feed the homeless.
If voted in, he promised to use his powers to make Salford a safer place:
“I’d set up more neighbourhood watch schemes and use my experience to help combat crime in the area”
“I don’t know if I’ll win or not but I think I’ve got a good chance. It would be good to have a Mayor like me, a lo…