Labour leader Ed Miliband will today launch his party's local election campaign.
He is expected to accuse the government of abandoning middle Britain in favour of the wealthy few.
– Ed Miliband
"This is a Government that doesn't listen to squeezed middle families who work hard to make ends meet,
"A Government that doesn't listen to pensioners who have worked hard all their lives. And a Government that doesn't listen to young people who can only dream of working a tall.
"They have abandoned any pretence they can govern for the whole country. They have abandoned Middle Britain."