John Prescott praises Miliband's union link reforms

Labour's former deputy leader John Prescott has welcomed Ed Miliband's proposals to change the party's relationship with the trade unions.

Mr Prescott compared is proposals to the dramatic moves to introduce "one-member one-vote" (Omov) elections for the party leader under John Smith and end the Clause 4 commitment to nationalisation under Mr Blair.

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Great speech from Ed. Change is always controversial, like OMOV was 20 years ago & Clause 4 in 94. But let's have the debate! #BoldLabour

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Mayoral selection change

Ed Miliband has set out a series of reforms designed to end the "machine politics" behind the alleged ballot-rigging controversy in Falkirk. Conservatives asked the police to investigate Labour's candidate selection process in Greater London.