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Whistlestop tour in Kent for Labour Leader

Bringing home the bacon - Ed Miliband chats to staff at ASDA in Greenhithe Credit: Malcolm Shaw

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.

Most customers seemed happy to see the Labour Leader, but some were a little shy. Credit: Malcolm Shaw

Mr Miliband will be moving on to Gravesend later this morning and Maidstone this afternoon.

Miliband marches into Eastleigh campaign

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.

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Full list of candidates for the Eastleigh by-election

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

Pictures: Ed Miliband in Eastleigh

Labour leader Ed Miliband surrounded by party supporters as he visits Eastleigh ahead of the by-election on February 28 Credit: Press Association Images
Labour leader Ed Miliband visits Eastleigh to meet party candidate John O' Farrell Credit: Press Association Images
Labour leader Ed Miliband has a coffee with former Liberal Democrat voters during his visit Credit: Press Association Images

Labour's mansion tax mission in Eastleigh

Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband Credit: Press Association Images

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."

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