LABOUR electoral signs have been damaged during a vandalism attack in Worcester.

It has been reported that four board signs have been damaged, which costs around £6 each for material costs.

Labour parliamentary candidate for Worcester, Lynn Denham said: “I really don’t know why someone would this. It’s concerning if it’s politically motivated. It feels as though people are being bullied by saying they support Labour. People should be able to express their views without being afraid to do so.

“Have other parties also suffered vandalism, or is this a specific attack against Labour?

“These posters and boards have been funded by small donations to the Labour party and had been installed by volunteers.”

One board in Diglis and two boards at the top of Bath Road were destroyed. Another sign in Osier Close was stolen and then later found and restored by the householder.

Will Poole posted on Twitter on December 5: “Is this how we’re doing it then Worcester? Absolutely pathetic. The main post was separated from the post in the ground, which had split. This must have taken some force.

“This is the first election that my 11-year-old daughter has been interested in and it was difficult to explain to her why this has happened, simply for expressing my support for a mainstream political party.”


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Councillor Denham added: “During my doorstep conversations, people have told me that other party activists shout at them and say that they are Communists. I think this is inappropriate and disrespectful of people’s views. This is not a one off. This has been reported to me more than once.”

PC Jason Schimmel, from the Safer Neighbourhood Team in Warndon, said: “It’s disappointing that persons through ignorance or deliberate behaviour are attempted to disrupt the electoral process. Police will show zero tolerance to such behaviour.”

If you saw anything, call the police on 101 and quote crime reference number 22/113334/19.