The chairman of the Conservative Party visited Swindon in a bid to boost a local candidate’s chances at the upcoming local elections.

Before the town goes to the polls on Thursday, Richard Holden MP joined some of the party's local representatives as they door-knocked around St Andrew’s Ridge to drum up support for Daniel Adams.

He told the Adver:  "We have a really good councillor for this ward, Daniel Adams has absolutely smashed it, he’s responsible and well-known on the doorstep.

"Swindon is a proper working town and people here want to see a party that is cutting taxes and rewarding people in work.

"I'm very hopeful that, with strong Conservative candidates and MPs locally and nationally, people will come back to the Conservatives at the election and scrutinise what the Labour Party stands for.

"Robert and Justin give it 110 per cent and put their all in day in and day out to serve the community."

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson added: “It was a great honour to be joined by Richard.

“Daniel Adams is widely recognised as the hardest-working councillor in Swindon. We can't win the council back but we have every confidence that he will be re-elected for this ward.”

Other candidates on the ballot include Howard March from the Green Party, Liberal Democrat Dawn Pajak, and Labour Party representative Josh Wood.