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Michael Gove has branded the way a schoolgirl was heckled at the Labour Party conference as "disgraceful".
Year 11 pupil Joan al-Assam was explaining how her academy school encouraged the arts when one delegate shouted: "A lot of comprehensives do the same."
The heckling was later condemned by Ed Miliband via his Twitter account.
The Labour leader Ed Miliband has condemned the delegate who heckled a schoolgirl who explained to the party's conference how her academy school encouraged the arts :
Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg set out his vision for the education system at Labour's party conference.
He also lashed out at the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, claiming even Conservatives think he is "extreme and out of touch".
Mr Twigg said: "Michael Gove wants narrow, elitist education.
"We are the party of One Nation education.
"Instead of going back to O-Levels, we will look forward.
"Instead of coming up with a plan on the back of an envelope, we will engage the experts - in business and education."
Mr Twigg outlined plans for a New Deal for Teachers, including an idea for graduates who take up posts in schools in poorer areas having part of their tuition fees paid off by the taxpayer.
He also said a Labour government would ensure "incompetent" teachers were removed from the profession in an effort to raise the overall status of the job.
Harriet Harman started her speech on the final day of the Labour party conference by parodying a Page 3 caption.
In a high-pitched voice: She said: "I'm Hattie, aged 62, from Camberwell, and here is today's news in briefs."
Harman has previously spoken out against Page 3 girls saying that the tabloid pictures of topless females is not "the right thing for women in the 21st century".
Mrs Harman then went on to enthusiastically praise Ed Miliband's keynote speech this week, saying "You knocked the ball right out of the park!"
Labour will devolve more power to the local level if it wins the next election, shadow communities secretary, Hilary Benn, has said at the Labour party conference.
Mr Benn also admitted the last government held on to too much control.
Mr Benn also launched a wide-ranging attack on the Government for slashing funding to local councils, blaming it for causing hardship and holding up housebuilding.
Labour would help set up reconciliation talks for Northern Ireland to deal with the legacy of the Troubles, shadow Northern Ireland secretary Vernon Coaker has said.
He accused the Westminster of stalling the process by refusing to facilitate talks between the parties.
Mr Coaker told delegates in Manchester:
"A shared future can only happen through building shared spaces and shared experiences with shared prosperity and shared responsibility.
"That includes taking responsibility for what happened in the past. Because we need to deal with the legacy of Northern Ireland's Troubles, the death of 3,000 people and injuries and trauma for tens of thousands more.
"We can't truly move forward until we do.
A YouGov/The Sun survey on the state of the parties gives Labour a 14-point lead over the Conservatives.
It is the first YouGov poll conducted since Miliband's conference speech and the Labour lead has gone up six points since Wednesday.
Figures also show that the proportion of voters that see Ed Miliband as a strong leader has gone up.
- 31% of those questioned thought Miliband was up to the job of prime minister, compared with 25% before the conference.
- The proportion viewing him as a strong leader rose from 16% to 19%.
However, David Cameron still led by a margin of 31% to 27% when people were asked who would be the best PM.
Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg will praise the teacher who inspired him to be the first from his school to go to Oxford University, at Labour Party conference today.
However unlike his party leader, the shadow minister said he did not expect his former teacher - the "most ironically named" Mr Coward who taught him A-level economics at Southgate comprehensive in north London - to be in the audience for the speech.
"Probably without him I would not have gone (to Oxford) because it wasn't something that generally was encouraged," he said.
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