Two of the Brexit Party’s hopefuls in Thursday’s European Elections visited Wokingham’s town centre on Saturday to meet and greet voters ahead of the polls.
Binfield-based Peter Wiltshire and fourth-placed Belinda De Camborne Lucy were joined by supporters on the stall, which was set up just by Waterstones in Market Place.
The duo spent two hours where they answered questions from shoppers, handed out badges and flags and encouraged people driving through the town centre to beep their car’s horns in support of Brexit.
It was a busy Saturday in Wokingham, as the Trinity Concert Band were performing as part of the Sunny Saturdays scheme, entertainer shoppers in Market Place. There was also a mindfulness exhibition as part of Wokingham Wellbeing Week and organised by the charity Soulscape.
And the Brexit Party were visited by both Sir John Redwood, who is a staunch Brexiter, and members of Wokingham For Europe, a group of residents who want to see the UK remain part of the European Union. They draped themselves in European flags as part of their support.
The stall was presented for four hours, but Mr Wiltshire and Ms De Camborne Lucy had to go off to visit other stalls in Berkshire as part of their hustings campaign.
A spokesperson for The Brexit Party was pleased with how their day had gone.
They told The Wokingham Paper: “We had an excellent response from people in Wokingham. Lots of leaflets, posters, badges and stickers handed out.
“People in cars were winding down their windows and asking for them while they were stopped at the lights.
“Even we were surprised by such a positive response from what was a Remain constituency.”
On Sunday, The Brexit Party is holding a rally at Lakeside in Frimley.