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 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.
Labour leader Ed Milliband is in Southampton after the party gained control of the City.
Labour gained 11 seats leaving them with 30 of the authority's 48 seats, the Tories lost 10 councillors.
The Labour leader Ed Miliband is in Southampton campaigning ahead of the local elections in May. The council is Conservative-controlled but Labour hope to make big gains here. Even though only a third if the council seats are up for election, they could even take control.
Mr Miliband has been holding a question and answer session with party members and other voters at the city's Eastpoint Centre. Introducing him, John Denham, the MP for Southampton Itchen said Mr Miliband has been the only party leader who has clearly spoken up for the so-called "squeezed middle".
Mr Miliband said politics must be done differently in future. He said the government were "onto something" when they said "we are all in this together" but their actions hadn't matched their words.
– Ed Miliband, Labour Leader
We need a sense of solidarity, a sense that there is shared sacrifice and shared reward. It is up to Labour to prove that they have the policies which really will mean we are all in this together.