Chesterfield campaign bus message slammed as 'crass' and 'gross'

The bus reportedly set off to the march from Chesterfield.
The bus reportedly set off to the march from Chesterfield.

MP for North East Derbyshire, Lee Rowley, has slammed a message displayed on a campaign bus, reportedly from Chesterfield, which travelled to the People's Vote march in London.

Up to 700,000 people, who are wanting a referendum on the final Brexit vote, attended a protest in Parliament Square on Saturday.

One bus, believed to have set off from Chesterfield, was pictured displaying a message saying: "UK now in so much trouble government appointed Suicide Minister! Don't top yourself...Demand a People's Vote."

The banner is thought to have been in reference to the recent appointment of Jackie Doyle-Price, as the first-ever minister for suicide prevention.

Mr Rowley said: "As one of Chesterfield's MPs, I can tell you that this bus doesn't speak for my hometown on either the crass statement or the request for a second vote."

Other people also commented on the picture, describing it as 'gross', 'disgusting' and 'shocking'.

A spokesperson for the People's Vote UK said that the banner 'was nothing to do with us', was not approved or authorised by the campaign and described it as 'totally inappropriate'.