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Ed Miliband says Labour will make a difference in Warrington
9:14am Monday 14th October 2013 in News
ED Miliband was hoping to convince shoppers there are ‘more reasons to vote Miliband’ as he called in at Morrisons in Stockton Heath.
After a week spent topping the headlines in a row with the Daily Mail over an article on his dad Ralph Ed got back to the day job with a question and answer session with residents in Warrington South.
And he found himself being asked about a range of topics including universal benefits, mental health and education from shoppers who had stopped by for lunch on Friday, October 4.
Mr Miliband was keen to push his bold energy price freeze policy and said Warrington could make a difference in the energy sector.
He added: “I think Warrington can play a big role in the alternative energy sector If we are going to go down that road people have to make sure they are making investment in other energy so that people aren’t just being ripped off by mainstream supplies. It is a big issue on the doorstep.”
He also spoke about the party’s other top policy proposals should they be elected in 2015.
“We will make a difference to the cost of living crisis,” he added. “I know there are people here paying bedroom tax. I think it’s a hateful tax hitting the most vulnerable people.
“George Osborne decided it would be a good thing to cut hedge fund tax for people in London. We are going to reverse that cut and abolish bedroom tax.
“We will make a big difference with child care and increase free child care for three and four year olds to 25 hours free.
“We will cut business rates for half a million small businesses in this country too.
“You will see a Labour government on people’s side and make a difference to their cost of living.”
Mr Miliband also added his backing to Warrington South Labour Parliamentary candidate Nick Bent.
Speaking after the event Mr Bent said: "Warrington South deserves better than a Tory MP who goes to London every Monday and slavishly votes for whatever David Cameron and George Osborne ask him to, even when those Tory policies are damaging to this town and against the interests of most local people.”
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