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Miliband: Battle wounds with brother 'have not healed'

Ed Miliband's relationship with his brother David was "strained" and " has still not healed", almost five years after he beat him to the Labour leadership, he has admitted during a live Q&A session.

But Mr Miliband said he believed he had done a better job than his older sibling would have as the head of the party.

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Key points from Q&A show with Cameron and Miliband

David Cameron and Ed Miliband have taken part in the first interview and Q&A show ahead of the General Election.

Below are the key points from both leaders.

David Cameron:

David Cameron admitted he would not be able to live on an exclusive zero-hours contract. Credit: Stefan Rousseau / PA WIRE
  • Admitted that he would not be able to live on an exclusive zero-hours contract.
  • Said the UK was "immeasurably stronger" after five years of his premiership and claimed that "we've turned the economy round".
  • Accepted that his Government had failed to meet the "no ifs no buts" pledge he made in 2010 to get net immigration down.
  • Insisted he would serve "every day of a full second term" if re-elected in May.
  • Pressed on further cuts to the welfare budget he said: "We know there will be difficult decisions and we will have to go through every part of the welfare budget."

Ed Miliband:

Ed Miliband said his relationship with his brother David was still Credit: Stefan Rousseau / PA WIRE
  • Miliband said his relationship with brother David was still "healing" after their bruising battle for the Labour leadership.
  • He said wealth creation is an incredibly important part of building a more prosperous society and a fairer society.
  • Mr Miliband said democratic socialism remained an important Labour value.
  • Firmly defended his decision to rule out an in/out EU referendum, arguing that it was not a priority for the country.
  • Refused to put a figure on a maximum population for the country and admitted Labour "got it wrong" on immigration.

Ed Miliband says 'Cameron can't defend his record'

Ed Miliband said the Prime Minister "cannot defend his record" and he "will fight for working families" after taking part in the Battle for Number 10 interview and Q&A.

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David Cameron insists 'plan is working' after live Q&A

David Cameron has tweeted "our plan is working" and "let's keep going" after taking part in the first series of leaders programmes ahead of the General Election.

Policeman arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife

A 49-year-old Northamptonshire Police officer has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife at their home in Northampton, the force said.

Police were called to an address in Wootton Hall Park, Northampton, soon after 1pm today and arrested a 49-year-old man who is a serving officer with Northamptonshire Police.

He has been taken into custody and will be questioned by detectives in due course.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out later by a Home Office pathologist in Leicester and the investigation will be led by the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, headed by Detective Superintendent Kate Meynell.

It will be carried out by officers, including scenes of crime specialists, drafted in from across the region, but will not include anyone from Northamptonshire Police, the force said.

Ms Meynell said: "A full and proper investigation is taking place. Northamptonshire Police will not be making any further comment on this investigation at this stage."

The case has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission as a matter of course.

Poll: Majority think David Cameron won first Q&A

The majority of people questioned by a poll for The Guardian think David Cameron won the first Q&A. Credit: Stefan Rousseau / PA WIRE

An ICM opinion poll for The Guardian found that 54% of those questioned thought David Cameron "won" the Battle for Number 10 interview show, with 46% choosing Ed Miliband.

Comparing how the two leaders fared on Twitter during their sessions with Jeremy Paxman and Kay Burley, Mr Miliband was mentioned in 95,032 tweets while Mr Cameron in just 77,482 up to the time he finished his audience Q&A.

Some 1,123 people who had watched the Battle for Number 10 programme responded to ICM's poll within minutes of its conclusion.

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