Britain’s March for Life will be held in London this year for the first time.

The march, which has been held in Birmingham for the last six years, started off with 100 people but last year attracted an estimated 3,000.

This year’s march, to be held on May 5, will involve speeches in Parliament Square as well as a festival in Westminster Central Hall including pro-life workshops, activities for children and an exhibition.

Isabel Vaughan-Spruce, co-director of March for Life UK, said the new location was a “sign that the pro-life movement is growing”.

“We were using every bit of space in Birmingham,” she said. “There wasn’t room to grow any bigger.”

She said organisers also wanted to follow the example of pro-life marches in other countries, which tend to be held in capital cities.

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