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'.
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