Labour’s Pink Bus comes to Ilford North to support candidate Wes Streeting
PUBLISHED: 16:42 11 March 2015 | UPDATED: 17:25 11 March 2015
Labour’s controversial Pink Bus rolled into Ilford North today (Wednesday) to support parliamentary candidate Wes Streeting in the lead-up to May’s general election.
The bus has been visiting schools, workplaces and shopping centres across the country as part of Labour’s Woman to Woman campaign.
The group was in Beaminster Gardens in Barkingside this morning, meeting with women from the community to discuss Labour’s policies on issues such as balancing work with caring commitments, promoting flexible working, tackling domestic violence and increasing pay transparency.
Mr Streeting said: “All political parties have to work to ensure we have a parliament that champions the ambitions of our diverse society and Labour has a proud record of doing just that.
“I want young women growing up in Redbridge today to know that the world is their oyster and that they can go as far as their talents will take them, particularly in science, technology and engineering.
“I think the Labour Party has a really strong offer for women at this election and I want women voters to know that I’ll be an MP who listens and acts on their concerns.”
Some critics branded the brightly-coloured bus “patronising” and “sexist” after its first stop in February in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
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