LABOUR politicians rolled up their sleeves, as they cleared the streets of litter.

South Swindon MP Anne Snelgrove and Central Ward councillors Derique Montaut, Bob Wright and Junab Ali spent hours on Saturday clearing rubbish near Westcott Place.

Mrs Snelgrove said: “The problem is that litter attracts more litter.

“We want to make sure the canal walk is free from litter and we think it is part of our civic duty.

“We want to set an example and help keep Swindon a lovely place to live.”

Coun Montaut said: “We want to make the public aware that communities need to work together to keep areas clean.

“The cost of cleaning waste is high and there needs to be a cycle of change to keep areas clean.”

Coun Wright added: “We can all do a small part to help put things right. It is as simple as that.”