Ed Miliband in Ipswich

Labour leader Ed Miliband has been in the region. Launching his party's local election campaign, he pledged to give councils more powers to ban payday lenders, pawnbrokers and bookmakers from town centres.

Labour leader in Cambridge

Ed Miliband
Ed Miliband on the streets of Cambridge Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Labour leader Ed Miliband has been in Cambridge today.

He was campaigning in the Market Square ahead of the county council elections on May 2nd.

It was part of a tour to the region that had to be re-scheduled following the death of Baroness Thatcher.

Miliband in the region

Labour leader Ed Miliband's been in the region today, launching his party's local election campaign in Ipswich. He was also due to visit Cambridge and Stevenage but those visits were cancelled following news of the death of Baroness Thatcher.

Malcolm Robertson reports...

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Ed Miliband pledges to give councils powers to ban payday lenders

The Labour leader Ed Miliband has been in our region today, launching his party's campaign for the 2013 local elections.

This morning in Ipswich, he pledged to give councils new powers, to stop pay-day lenders and betting shops swamping our high streets. He also set out proposals to change planning laws so councils can refuse permission for certain businesses.