Labour Launch Local Election Campaign

Ed Miliband will launch his party's campaign for May's local elections in Birmingham today.

Miliband begins to outline his local government strategy in Birmingham

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Labour's local election campaign launches in Birmingham this morning, full text of @ed_miliband's speech here: http://t.co/T4MDgtAV

Ed Miliband has begun to outline his local government strategy in Birmingham.

The Labour leader said: "Labour is changing so that we can change the country. On living standards, on jobs, on the NHS and on crime."

On living standards he said: "Every pensioner over the age of 75 won't have to shop around for energy - we will force the energy companies to give you the lowest tariff. We would cap rail fares on all routes."

For national coverage on the Labour local election campaign click here