Edenbridge and Lewes’ renowned Bonfire celebrations marked their ballots in the US presidential race by burning effigies of Donald Trump at their annual events. The events, which were held on Saturday night, are famous for their grand displays and topical Guys.

Speaking on behalf of Edenbridge Bonfire Society, Jeni Fox said: “We were spoilt for choice in
terms of potential contenders with a shortlist of around 10 potential runners, but the people’s choice stole the vote.”

“We are literally helping Trump to live out his own catchphrase ‘burn it down’ by exploding the 11m effigy as the opening act for our fireworks display.” The giant effigy depicted Trump, clad in Mexican-themed boxer shorts, holding his presidential rival, Hilary Clinton, in a headlock. Fox said Clinton had been included in the display in the interests of fairness. READ MORE