Miliband to speak at Miners' Gala in Durham

The Miners' Gala in Durham
The Miners' Gala in Durham Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Labour leader Ed Miliband is to speak at today's annual Miners' Gala in Durham.

He is the first leader to attend the event since Neil Kinnock in 1989. Tensions between the party leadership and the union movement led to John Smith, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown to snub the celebration.

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Labour leader speaks at Miners' Gala

Ed Miliband has become the first Labour leader since 1989 to address the Durham Miners' Gala.