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Miliband slams schoolgirl heckler

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. The person shouted: "A lot of comprehensives do the same."

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Chuka Umunna: 50 businesses a day are going bust

The Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna has taken to the stage at the Labour conference.

He is accusing the Coalition of conducting an "irresponsible experiment with people's livelihoods," and claimed that 50 businesses a day are going bust under the current government.

He also made the day's first reference to "plebs" - the Tory chief whip Andrew Mitchell's unfortunate choice of name for a police officer - claiming that the Conservatives see people "just doing their jobs" as plebs.

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