Creating jobs and cracking down on crime and anti-social behaviour were the key messages, when Ed Miliband visited Carlisle.
The Labour leader Ed Miliband has launched his party's local election campaign in the North at an event in Carlisle.
The city council is Labour's number one target in the North East and Cumbria on 3rd May. It's been in Conservative control since 1999. Mr Miliband pledged to govern for the whole country, not what he calls 'the wealthy few'.
Labour leader Ed Miliband was in Carlisle for a Q and A session with party members on Monday night. The city council is the 'top target' in the North East and Cumbria at next month's elections, 13 years after the Party lost control of it.
Speaking to ITV Border's Hannah Lomas at the Richard Rose Morton Academy, Mr Miliband admitted they had lost touch in the past but said the Conservative - Liberal Democrat coalition '"hadn't delivered" in the city.
"Even if tough times you need a party that's on your side and wheter it's on living standards or on jobs and creating jobs which is a big emphasis of Labour's campaign here or on crime and anti-social behaviour which is again a big part of our campaign."
Ed Miliband, the leader of the Labour Party, will visit Carlisle on Monday evening to launch Labour's election campaign in the North. He'll take a question and answer session at the Richard Rose Morton Academy in the city.