The Labour leader Ed Miliband was in Eastleigh today backing the party's candidate John O’Farrell in his campaign. The by-election will be held on February 28 after former Liberal Democrat MP Chris Huhne resigned.
The Labour leader has been in Eastleigh today campaigning on behalf of the party's candidate, the comedy writer John O'Farrell. Ed Miliband said this by-election was all about living standards and how people were struggling to make ends meet.
He said Labour was the only party prepared to do something about this as Heather Edwards reports.
The Labour Leader Ed Miliband is in Eastleigh today to show his support for the party's candidate, John O'Farrell, in the town's by-election campaign. Mr Miliband used the opportunity to push through the party's policy on Mansion Tax.
He said: "The by-election here in Eastleigh, like the General Election that will follow, will be a living standards election. A Labour budget next month wouldn’t be cutting taxes for millionaires. We would tackle the vested interests that hold you and business back.
"And this week I said we would restore the 10p tax rate, putting Labour where it should always have been: on the side of working people. I have said that should be funded by a tax on houses worth over £2m."