world : 'Gypsies and travellers are valuable at elections - don't forget us'

world : 'Gypsies and travellers are valuable at elections - don't forget us'
world : 'Gypsies and travellers are valuable at elections - don't forget us'

Monday 1 July 2024 10:31 PM

Nafeza 2 world - A "conservative people by nature", Gypsies have traditionally lent their support to the Tories, Billy says.

He suggests the introduction of policies like the policing bill and voter ID have had a direct impact on the travelling community.

"All we want is equality, we don't think we're better than anyone else, nor do we think anyone is better than us," he says.

"We just want a fair crack of the whip and to be listened to.

"Sit up, listen to us, take note, or we'll swing to another party."

A full list of candidates for the Darlington constituency can be found here:

  • Peter Gibson - Conservative

  • Lola McEvoy - Labour

  • Matthew Snedker - Green

  • Simon Thorley - Liberal Democrat

  • Michael Walker - Reform UK

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