Labour ‘winning on the doorstep’


Published: Thursday 19th March 2015 by The News Editor

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Ed Miliband admits his party’s election campaign may not have the financial clout of the Tories – but what they lack in cash they more than make up for in hard work on the doorstep.

The Labour leader stuck the boot in to David Cameron and his rich backers – branding them “holograms” in an impassioned plea to undecided voters ahead of the general election.

During an hour-long public Q&A at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, he fielded questions on his plans to tackle the UK’s budget deficit, immigration and the NHS.

He also reaffirmed his commitment to increase the minimum wage to £8 an hour and bring down university tuition fees as well as introduce a mansion tax and bankers’ levy.

And as he berated George Osborne’s Budget, he argued a Tory win on May 8 would bring public services to its knees.

However, Mr Miliband told an audience of around 200 that the election could be won or lost on the doorsteps – and be decided by a “few hundred votes in a few dozen seats”.

As he urged Labour supporters to dig in for the election fight, he said: “The Tories have got a tonne of money for posters and their campaign – they have got more than us.

“But they are virtual party – and like holograms, they exist, but they do not as people.

“You are going to make the difference in this election. We know that people are more likely to have spoken to someone from Labour on their doorstep than they have from the Conservatives.”

Published: Thursday 19th March 2015 by The News Editor

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