Labour leader Ed Milliband was on the campaign trail in David Cameron's Witney constituency today.
Meridian's political correspondent Phil Hornby looks at what the Labour Party conference means for supporters in the South.
The Labour leader Ed Miliband began a tour of the south today canvassing for the upcoming local elections.
The Labour leader Ed Miliband has been on the campaign trail in Kent today, ahead of next month's county council elections. Malcolm Shaw reports.
The Labour Leader Ed Miliband has begun his tour of Kent. He's arrived at ASDA in Greenhithe where he's been chatting with staff and customers.
Mr Miliband will be moving on to Gravesend later this morning and Maidstone this afternoon.
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.
Conservative - Maria Hutchings
Labour - John O'Farrell
Liberal Democrats - Mike Thornton
UK Independence Party - Diane James
National Health Action - Iain MacLennan
Peace Party - Jim Duggan
Independent - Danny Stupple
English Democrats - Mike Walters
Monster Raving Loony Party - Alan Hope
Wessex Regionalists - Colin Bex
Elvis Loves Pets - David Bishop
The Beer, Baccy and Crumpet Party - Ray Hall
Christian Party - Kevin Milburn
Trade Unionists and Socialists - Daz Procter
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."
Labour party members from the south are in Manchester for the start of their party conference. The message is that Labour have got to win more support in our region. Meridian's political correspondent Phil Hornby sent this report.