Shadow health minister Andy Burnham to visit MayDay festival in Ipswich

May Day Festival at Alexandra park, Ipswich

May Day Festival at Alexandra park, Ipswich

Ipswich’s annual MayDay festival on Sunday afternoon is to have a special visitor – Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham is due to speak to the crowds during the mid-afternoon.

May Day Festival at Alexandra park, Ipswich

May Day Festival at Alexandra park, Ipswich

He is visiting Ipswich during a tour of the region in an attempt to boost the Labour vote in next week’s general election.

The Mayday Festival runs from noon on Sunday until 6pm – after which there is a party @L’Apres

The festival is organised by the Ipswich and District Trades Union Council and will also be addressed by the constituency’s Labour candidate David Ellesmere.

A number of bands are lined up for the main Roger MacKay stage at the evening and there will be children’s rides, amusements, five-a-side football tournament for Under 11s, and catering stalls.


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