Ed Miliband: From North to South, Labour is seeking to regain trust

Labour leader Ed Miliband in Southampton Credit: Chris Ship/ITV News

The Labour leader Ed Miliband declared that his party is "regaining the trust" of voters.

He said that Labour lost touch in the South of England, but that it is coming back after victories in Southampton, Reading, Plymouth and Exeter among others.

Speaking in Southampton, Mr Miliband said: "We've been running a campaign talking about people's priorities" and he called the coalition Government "out of touch".

His message to those who abstained from voting - around 70% of eligible voters according to some estimates - was that he would work tirelessly to "regain their trust".

Labour supporters in Southampton wait for Ed Miliband to arrive Credit: Chris Ship/ITV News