Father’s rights activist attempts to climb Sheffield Starflyer dressed as Elmo

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A candidate for the upcoming Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough by-election had to be prevented from scaling a new Sheffield attraction yesterday afternoon.

‘New Fathers 4 Justice’ activist, Bobby Smith, was apprehended by ride staff as he attempted to climb the ladder at the centre of the 220ft Sheffield Starflyer.

Bobby Smith said: “I went to hand my nominations in today, and found the Star next to the town hall. So Elmo tried to climb it – but I was stopped at the last minute”

“The lack of justice and equality for fathers to see their children is one of the biggest social scandals of our time. We want a legal presumption of equal contact for a child with their parents if they split up.”

His polices include using Sheffield steel to build London’s new airport runway near David Cameron’s constituency of Witney, where he stood last year for the ‘Give me back Elmo’ party.

Last week over 25 Labour party activists were left disappointed after Jeremy Corbyn cancelled a meet and greet at the Sheffield Brightside Labour office due to Bobby protesting outside as Elmo.

The splinter group ‘New Fathers 4 Justice’ is not associated with Matt O’Connor or Fathers4Justice UK.

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