• Video shows Labour’s battle bus stuck while trying to get down a narrow street
  • Near the open door of Corbyn’s coach is a group of men pushing at a white van
  • While the vehicle does not appear to move, the group of men get back on the bus
  • Video was shot shortly before Corbyn arrived late to a rally in Beaumont Park 

Tim Sculthorpe, Deputy Political Editor For Mailonline

An extraordinary video appearing to show passengers on Labour‘s battle bus trying to shove a van out of their way emerged online today.

The bizarre clip shows Jeremy Corbyn‘s coach trapped in traffic on Butternab Road, Crosland Moor, near Huddersfield yesterday.

At least three people – thought to be Mr Corbyn’s police bodyguards – can be seen violently rocking the white van before climbing back on to the bright Labour bus.  

Mr Corbyn was 40 minutes late to a rally at the nearby Beaumont Park and questions were raised today about whether poor route planning was to blame.  

An extraordinary video appearing to show passengers on Labour’s battle bus trying to shove a van out of their way emerged online today

At least three people - thought to be Mr Corbyn's police bodyguards - can be seen violently rocking the white van before climbing back on to the bright Labour bus

At least three people - thought to be Mr Corbyn's police bodyguards - can be seen violently rocking the white van before climbing back on to the bright Labour bus

At least three people – thought to be Mr Corbyn’s police bodyguards – can be seen violently rocking the white van before climbing back on to the bright Labour bus

Kat Conway told the Manchester Evening News: ‘My son finishes school by 3.10pm. By the time he filmed that we would normally have been home.

‘Regardless of whether it was Joe Bloggs or the next king, bouncing someone’s vehicle out of the way isn’t acceptable.

‘My 11-year-old boy turned round to me after and said ‘you would go mad at me if I touched someone’s car let alone do that!’

‘The event has had poor planning. Hanson Lane is closed yet people were still trying to get up and park. All the roads at school time were chaos.

‘In an area with bad teenage reputation, an example of respect should be set, not a ‘we can do what we want’ attitude.’ 

The strange clip emerged as Labour campaigned on a claim that nationalising the water and energy industries will cut household bills by £220 a year.

Following the launch of its General Election manifesto setting out plans to take the utilities into public ownership, the party said the move would enable it to put money back into the pockets of consumers.

Apparently satisfied with their work, the people who attempted to move the van climbed back aboard the battle bus to resume their journey in Huddersfield 

It said it could cut annual water bills by £100 and energy bills by £120, stopping dividends to shareholders while cutting the cost of interest payments on the companies’ debts as the government would be able to borrow more cheaply.

Labour said the water companies had paid dividends averaging £1.8 billion over the past 10 years while interest payments would be reduced by £500 million a year under public ownership – an annual average saving of £2.3 billion.

An analysis by the party of energy company accounts in 2013 found they were paying out £3.2 billion a year in dividends and interest payments.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: ‘Labour will rebalance our economy so that the many are no longer ripped off by the wealthy and powerful few.

‘Our plans for public ownership and greater transparency will slash bills and drive investment in efficiency and renewables.’

A Conservative spokesman said: ‘Jeremy Corbyn can’t deliver any of this – it just doesn’t add up. These are made up numbers based on a shambolic manifesto with a £58 billion black hole at its heart.’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (pictured leaving home today) was thought to be on the bus when it was trapped yesterday 

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (pictured leaving home today) was thought to be on the bus when it was trapped yesterday 

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (pictured leaving home today) was thought to be on the bus when it was trapped yesterday 

 

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