Saturday's rally, the biggest demonstration in Huddersfield since World War Two, was staged at a cost of just £300.

Dozens of volunteers gave up their time to help organisers put plans for the rally together in less than three weeks.

The organisers had to liaise with Kirklees Council and police, ensure businesses in the town centre were aware of what was happening, and meet a number of legal obligations, such as ensuring there was a steward on every junction during the march.

They also had to meet other health and safety requirements.

Mike Forster, a member of the steering committee, said: “It has been extremely hard work but we are all delighted with how it went.

“It was all done with voluntary labour and lots of people donating time and resources to make sure it was a success.

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“We started the planning about two and a half weeks ago, and we also printed and distributed about 30,000 leaflets.

“We are over the moon, and would like to thank everyone who helped.

“There’s a great network which has grown in the last few weeks, and we would also like to thank the Examiner for all their support.”

WATCH union chief Paul Cooney speak at the rally below

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