Diss Museum is set to reopen following winter closure with a politically themed event meant to celebrate local politics.

Last year, the museum reopening was marked by a film parade commemorating the old Picture House.

This year’s opening, scheduled for Saturday, March 16 at 10.30am, will feature a 'light-hearted parade' starting from the Mere’s Mouth, heading up to Mere Street, and ending at the museum.

In the parade, different groups and individuals will represent various political factions.

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Included in the representation are Victorian reformers, Suffragettes, Fascists and Communists as well as historical figures such as Winston Churchill, Karl Marx, Donald Trump and Thomas Paine.

The candidates, or their representatives, will have just three minutes each to convince the audience to vote for them, with a hooter signifying that their time has ran out.

Museum manager Basil Abbott said: “The South Norfolk constituency went Labour after the two world wars.

"This event could swing the result, according to how well the candidates come over.”

As well as the parade, the event will also showcase new displays including wall panels detailing the history of local politics and an exhibition about the history of the local football club.