Bumper crowds at Chesterfield May Day rally

Bumper crowds defied the rain and descended upon Chesterfield for a popular May Day rally.

Marchers weaved through the town on Monday in the 39th annual Bank Holiday parade organised by Chesterfield Trades Council.

Chesterfield annual May Day March

Chesterfield annual May Day March

Crowds were then addressed by speakers including Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins, Jane Loftus, president of the Communications Workers Union, and Raya Ziyaei, a refugee solidarity campaigner.

Music, market stalls and entertainment were also on offer at the event.