POLITICAL differences were put to one side as two old foes came together at a special pro-EU event at the Crown & Sceptre pub on Sunday.

Conservative MP Neil Carmichael and Green councillor and former Mayor John Marjoram laid down their party politics to celebrate European co-operation and urge voters to choose IN on June 23.

The political pair, who have often had their differences over the years, stood shoulder to shoulder at an entertainment-filled ‘Party for Europe’ – which sought to dance against Brexit and rock for Remain.

The mini-festival featured a European-themed night of music, food and entertainment.

The one off event was hosted by pub landlord Rodda Thomas and organised by local community group Stroud In Europe.

Aidan Dunsdon, who helped put the event together, said: “Rocking for Remain at a packed Crown and Sceptre was something memorable.

“It was inspiring to be part of a local community coming together to celebrate a wider community.

“People from different parties speaking so passionately with one voice suggests that a new more collaborative politics and a better Europe is possible. Many thanks to all the bands that played.”

Live music on the night came from Stroud reggae band, Frankly Skanky, Momo and other local musicians.