LABOUR’S deputy leader, Harriet Harman, pulled into Bedford this afternoon in her infamous bright pink bus.
As part of the party’s Woman to Woman tour, she joined Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Bedford, Patrick Hall, to knock doors in the town.
She spoke about the cost of childcare in the area during her visit to both Bedford and Kempston.
New Fathers 4 Justice activists confronted Ms Harman on the campaign trail once again, to suggest to the deputy leader that ‘nine million women don’t vote and eight million men don’t, but there are around a million more women than men in this country’.
The group campaigns for equal rights for fathers in divorce and separation proceedings and reform in the family courts.
A spokesman for the group added: “We use direct action and protests to highlight the injustice fathers’ face in the present family court system.
“We want nothing less than a legal presumption of equal contact for a child with their parents if they split up, and the abolition of the deeply controversial, undemocratic secret court system that still exists within the ‘family’ division despite forty years of inequality and protest.”
The bus – intended to encourage women to take part in the election debate and vote in May – has caused controversy after some women claimed it was patronising.
What do you think of the pink bus? Is it patronising to women voters?
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