A MAN from Hereford hoping to become a Labour councillor in May's by-election has seen his TikTok video go viral.

Steve Horsfield is the Labour candidate hoping to become Newton Farm's county councillor, and has been promoting his campaign on the social media site.

The video, which Mr Horsfield appears to be using to introduce himself to voters, has gained more than 200,000 views on the popular app.

In the video, watchers will learn Mr Horsfield, 70, lives in Hereford, but is from Manchester.


The video notched up 216,700 views in just 22 hours after being shared, and Mr Horsfield also revealed in it that he is retired and a football fan.

There have also been 1,994 comments and 674 shares on the app.

The Hereford and South Herefordshire Labour Party said: "Behind the fun is a the seriousness of the issue and an election in Hereford’s Newton Farm ward - where rather than bypassing the issues, we’re focused on improving both the facilities and the air."


TikTok is a social media app that people use to share videos of themselves - usually lip syncing to a song or a scene from a movie, or sharing a dance routine. Some users also use the app to film comedy sketches too.

The app originally went by the name Music.ly, but rebranded in August 2018.

When voters in Newton Farm head to the polls on May 6, Jacqueline Ann Carwardine, Alan John Jones, Glenda Ann Powell, Ann-Marie Probert, Amelia Rose Washbourne, and Des Woods will also be on the polling card.

The by-election has been called after the death of Councillor Bernard Hunt in October 2020.