Labour leader, Ed Miliband has launched Labour’s local elections campaign in England, assuring to govern for the whole country, “not just for the wealthy few” unlike the current coalition government.
The Labour leader was speaking ahead of local elections to be held on May 3 in England, Scotland and Wales. The Labour is currently looking to target the difficult period for the government in which it has been attacked over its Budget, the cash-for-access scandal and its handling of a potential strike by fuel tanker drivers.
According to an opinion poll, YouGov published in the Sunday Times over the weekend, Labour party has been given a nine-point lead over the Conservatives. Despite such favorable polls, Mr. Miliband had suffered an unexpected setback last week when Labour lost the Bradford West by-election to George Galloway. Mr. Galloway, who re-enters parliament as an MP for Respect, overturned a 5,000-strong Labour majority to take on the victory by more than 10,000 votes.
Mr Miliband, has been addressing party supporters at the Hub Hazelwell community centre in Kings Heath, Birmingham, alongside shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper, told that Labour councils were the ‘last line of defence’ against a Tory-led government that was ‘out-of-touch’ on living standards, crime, the NHS and jobs.
Mr. Miliband has accused the coalition government of biasness in treating all at the same level by listening to its donors and responding to their needs rather than trying to help the country as a whole.
Labour leader has stated in this connection: “I think this government has abandoned the pretence that they can govern for the whole country.”
Mr. Miliband has clarified their own party’s stance: “We are determined to govern for the whole country not just the wealthy few.”
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