Prominent Labour MPs climbed on board the Pink Bus to bring a campaign to Harrow East.

Harriet Harman MP joined Labour’s candidate for Harrow East Uma Kumaran and MPs Diane Abbott and Rachel Reeves, to meet with women outside Waitrose in Harrow Weald on Saturday to discuss Labour’s commitments to women.

The Pink Bus campaign looks at promoting flexible working, tackling domestic violence and increasing pay transparency in the hope of reaching out to the 9.1 million women who did not vote in 2010.

Ms Kumaran said: “I’m proud Labour is leading the charge for women.

“When I speak to young women in Harrow too often they feel left behind and under-represented in politics.

“It is so important that we encourage young women here in my hometown of Harrow to have their voices heard and be part of the decisions that shape their future and I'm committed to doing all I can to make that happen."

The politicians spoke to the public during the weekend visit, asking people what they wanted and encouraging people to register to vote before the April 20 deadline.

Speaking to the Harrow Times, Ms Harman said: “The sun was shining and there was lots of support for us out and about.

“We had a good chat to a few people there, and got them to write down the issues they want the next government to take up.

“I think what was evident was that people want to be asked what their views are – not being told ‘this is what you have to do by way of voting’."

She added: "We believe that this election will be a watershed for women in this country. Women had been making progress in their lives with the backing of the last Labour government. But now, with this Tory-led government that progress is stalling and the clock is being turned back on equality.

“It is Labour that continues to lead on female representation in parliament, and are set to increase the number of women following the election with eight out of 12 of our candidates in key seats in the capital being women, including Uma Kumaran.”

The Pink Bus is currently on a tour of 70 constituencies in the run up to the General Election.