Many times I have seen politicians in Australia have to roll up their sleeves and dress to help out,
Most notable for this was Anna Bligh during the Queensland floods.
Julia Gillard did a great job of helping. However the formality of her dress had detracted from her message. She had been unfairly unfavourably compared to Anna Bligh at the time.
The master of varying dress style is Tony Abbott I think I have even seen him wearing cycle clips!. I have yet to view any politicians in bovver boots but perhaps the whole skinhead look is not a great idea for politicians given the skinhead association with the far right.
Nonetheless I am not giving up my bovver boots for anybody!!