Would-be MP faces sponge attack at March church event

St John's Church, March Family Fun Day, March. Steve Barclay in the stocks.

St John's Church, March Family Fun Day, March. Steve Barclay in the stocks. - Credit: Archant

Conservative Parliamentary candidate Steve Barclay made a splash at a March fundraising event on Monday.

Mr Barclay, who is seeking re-election as the area’s MP, found himself in the stocks facing a barrage of wet sponges at the St John’s Church May Day event.

He said: “I’m sure that many residents sick of the election coverage would love to pelt politicians with a cold wet sponge! The day was great fun and the perfect antidote to the election, whilst also raising much-needed money for the church. Well done to everyone involved.”

Around 400 people attended the event on the sunny bank holiday where children petted chicks and had a chance to meet Elsa from Disney’s Frozen. The day of fun raised an estimated £1,500 for church funds.


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