A mother who brought her seven-year-old twin boys to the People’s Assembly protest in central London said she wanted a change in leadership after struggling with the cost of living.

Speaking in Trafalgar Square, Michelle Uden, 34, who cares for her husband who has epilepsy at their home in New Eltham, south-east London, told PA: “Enough is enough.

“If we don’t stand up and fight we’ll sit down and cry.

“We want to get rid of Rishi Sunak, we want more funding for the NHS, we want that to stop being privatised.

“We want the Tories out – it’s the only way to get change.”

She added she did not believe a general election would be called but wanted her children to see “democracy in action”.

Thousands of people have marched in the rain from Embankment to Trafalgar Square in central London in a “Britain is Broken” protest over austerity.

Waving banners reading “Tories Out” and some bearing the RMT union logo, protesters from the People’s Assembly, supported by Unison, are calling for a general election.

The People’s Assembly has said the action is also over low pay and the repeal of “anti-union” employment laws.

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