Behind the scenes on the Brexit bus as crowds flock to see Party Leader Nigel Farage and Easington candidate Julie Maughan in Seaham
The next step of the Brexit Party ‘walkabout’ saw the party leader and candidate Julie Maughan head for Seaham and Easington and our reporter followed on the Brexit bus.
On Sunday, November 24 the big blue double-decker, also known as the Brexit bus, arrived at Dalton Park in Seaham where our reporter Faye Dixon joined Nigel Farage to travel to the Hat and Feathers pub in Seaham just after midday.
There, Mr Farage ordered a pint at the bar and had a chat with the locals. Julie Maughan joined and opted for a glass of white wine.
Followed by a group of photographers who also hopped off the bus, he was keen to shake hands and share comments with those who wanted to.
Before even making it through the door, Mr Farage was greeted by a crowd of people asking for photos with some saying the Brexit Party “has their vote.”
Once inside, others planned to challenge him on how the party will benefit their area.
Mr Farage said: “The EU governs the big decisions we make. It’s part of wanting to be free of this so we can make our own decisions.
“We might get it right, we might get it from but they’ll be our decisions.”
After sitting down for interviews, he got into a black car for his next journey while the media travelled on the campaign bus.
The campaign trail took us to a local housing estate in Seaham where Mr Farage and Ms Maughan were joined by more North East Brexit candidates.
The bus parked up while candidates began door knocking and handing out flyers to learn more about the party.
While some weren’t too keen to chat, some fired tough questions at Mr Farage on the changes his party claims it would make, and again many people wanted selfies with the politician.
As the media travelled back to the Dalton Park car park, Mr Farage led his candidates to the Tommy Statue in Seaham, stopping for more selfies on the way as their trail continues through the North East.