Labour politicians have denounced Nigel Farage's visit to the town tonight as being "at the wrong time for the wrong reasons".

The Brexit Party leader will hold a rally in Watford this evening.

He will speak at The Langley banqueting suite in the town centre from 7pm with tickets still available.

Mr Farage has hosted a series of rallies across the UK and Watford is his next stop.

Writing in the Observer last week, the prominent Euro-sceptic described Watford as "fast becoming an over packed new mini-city with gridlocked traffic, over-subscribed schools and a grossly overstretched NHS".

He added he is coming to Watford to "change politics for good".

Watford's Brexit parliamentary candidate William Berry will be there and he is calling on people to join the rally.

He said: "The Brexit Party wants a clean brexit. To leave the EU on WTO terms. We did want a deal but it is clear that the EU is not negotiating in good faith and a deal cannot be done.

"If you want to find out more about the Brexit Party then come to today's rally this Thursday at 7pm.

"Farage and many passionate Brexiteers will explain why we are so adamant that we must leave the undemocratic EU."

But in a joint statement, Watford labour leader Cllr Nigel Bell and parliamentary candidate Chris Ostrowski slammed the Brexit Party leader.

They said: "Watford Labour has been working hard to bring people together on the issues that matter to people here - the NHS, crime and housing. Labour offers a positive vision for our town.

"The Brexit Party offers the people of Watford nothing but a hard Brexit with the chaos and job losses that will inevitably follow.

"We all want better from our politicians and we'll be out listening to voters on their doorsteps during today's by-election in Tudor ward.

"We're campaigning in our own community for a Labour council and a Labour Government to bring people together."

A spokesperson for Momentum Watford, Three Rivers and Hertsmere added: "Nigel Farage is stirring up division and proposing simplistic solutions to the problems Watford and many other parts of the country face. We don't need his brand of rabble-rousing politics, in a town which can boast a proud record for diversity."