Labour members from both North and South constituencies along with our Borough and Parish Councillors joined Prospective Parliamentary Candidates Sarah Church and Kate Linnegar along with ex MP Julia Drown marching in support of Honda workers.
Thousands of people came from every part of Swindon and from all over the country to the march organised by Unite the Union in an attempt to persuade Honda directors to re-think the closure of the Honda Swindon Car Plant.
Bathed in glorious Spring sunshine, the march started at the County Ground, passed through the town centre and ended up at the GWR Park, Faringdon Road.
Speakers included Len McCluskey; General Secretary of Unite the Union, Rebecca Long-Bailey; Shadow Secretary of State for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy, and Junab Ali; The Mayor of Swindon, along with many others.
Swindon’s own Josh Kumra appropriately sang ‘Don’t Go’, his number 1 hit.
Assistant Chief Constable Gavin Williams Thanked those who took part, saying “The protestors were all very amicable and the event went off without incident”.