Bill commented:

‘I was shocked to learn that a Labour campaigner was assaulted in Bromyard over the weekend.

My thoughts are with the victim of this horrific abuse and I hope that she makes a speedy recovery.

Such aggression is, as ever, completely unacceptable, and I wish to thank the police officers who swiftly attended the scene and who work so hard to keep us safe in North Herefordshire.

The wellbeing of campaigners is of utmost importance, especially leading up to the election. I would urge campaigners with any concerns over their safety to contact their local police.’