Council chamber becomes catwalk with political t-shirts

T-shirts with political slogans seemed to be the dress code at Sheffield Town Hall this week.

Wednesday, 12th June 2019, 18:49 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th June 2019, 22:10 pm
Sheffield Green Party councillors

A number of councillors wore t-shirts to a meeting of full council, including Coun Jayne Dunn who sported a black top with a huge rainbow in honour of Pride month, which supports the LGBT community.

Coun Sophie Wilson wore a Coal Not Dole top to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Orgreave. There will be a rally this Saturday at 1pm at Orgreave Lane to mark the infamous battle.

And Green Party councillors were out in matching t-shirts which called for proportional representation.

New Gleadless councillor Paul Turpin said: “Our current electoral system is inherently unfair. This year was the first time in my life I have voted for someone other than Labour and been on the winning side.

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“We need proportional representation. The Labour Party remains the only social democratic party in the developed world that officially supports first past the post.”