The Deputy Leader of the Labour Party brought her pink campaign bus to Rugby today (Tuesday) to encourage women to vote in the general election.
Harriet Harman met with bowlers and members of the public at Thornfield Bowls Club, in Bruce Williams Way, as part of Labour’s Woman to Woman campaign.
The initiative aims to get the 9.1 million women in the UK who didn’t vote in the 2010 election interested in politics.
Ms Harman said: “In the West Midlands 790,000 women didn’t vote so we’ve come here with our Woman to Woman tour and our pink bus to remind women that this is a big election and it’s really important that they use their vote.
“There are too many people on insecure, temporary jobs or zero-hour contracts, so they never know how much they will make at the end of the week or month.
“Childcare is also very important, women need to be able to go to work without tearing their hair out that the cost of childcare is more than they are actually earning at work.”
Rugby’s parliamentary candidate for Labour, Claire Edwards, took part in the event to encourage women to vote.
“I meet so many people who don’t think their vote makes a difference and don’t feel they are listened to,” Ms Edwards said.
“That’s why I’m knocking on doors every day of the week because we are listening and we will act on those issues that matter to people.”