UKIP brought its Brexit battle bus to Leigh town centre on Thursday and urged residents to vote to leave the EU.

The campaign bus was parked outside Leigh Town Hall for an hour as MEPs Steven Woolfe and UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall discussed the benefits of the UK leaving the EU ahead of next Thursday’s referendum.

They spoke to residents about how they are intending to vote and posted a ‘leave leaflet’ through the office door of Leigh MP Andy Burnham, who is firmly in the remain camp.

David Hull, vice chairman of UKIP’s Leigh branch, said: “The event went exceptionally well.

“Both MEPs spoke about the vote and then walked into the town centre, first passing Andy Burnham’s office.

“He was not in so we just posted a leave leaflet through the door because he is in the remain camp.”