LABOUR’s local election candidates took to the streets during the Friday night rush hour to spread the party’s message about the upcoming local elections.
Drivers queuing at Evesham’s railway bridge on the High Street were invited to take local election materials by banner-waving Labour Party candidates and members.
Several took copies of the locally-produced manifesto while many others hooted in support and organisers told the Observer there were some ‘good-natured exchanges of views’ during the unique approach to campaigning.
Members were set to take to the town’s Abbey Bridge on Tuesday (April 9) evening and were at Workman Bridge last night (Friday) in a bid to engage with the wider public to stress the importance of local politics whatever is happening at national level.
David Haslam, Evesham Labour Party chair, said: “We are delighted to have a strong group of Labour Party members standing in district and town council seats.
“Some are experienced and others are new to campaigning, but all are determined to see Labour Party values represented in local decision-making.
“The Conservative Government is continuing to cut both public services and already inadequate benefits.
“Children’s services are especially hard-hit and the use of foodbanks is increasing almost weekly. It is essential that the needs of the many for fairness and good public services are not casually side-lined by an over-privileged few,” he added.