Ed Miliband promoted his plans for a "mansion tax" and to introduce a 10p tax rate, during a visit to the hotly contested Eastleigh seat today.
The Labour Party leader hopes to woo the Hampshire borough - formerly represented by disgraced Liberal Democrat ex-cabinet minister Chris Huhne - from the the Conservative party.
He said that Labour was in favour of reviving the 10p income tax rate - a move that could be paid for by a levy on £2 million-plus homes.
"This is a living standards by-election, that's the issue on the minds of so many people in Eastleigh - not being able to afford the weekly food bill, not being able to afford to fill up the car," Miliband said.
More top news
Youth work charity Kids Company is to stop running services from Wednesday evening, it has been reported.
If the high-profile charity does close, its demise will have a huge impact - not only on those it helps but also on its supporters.
Lord Coe says athletics must "come out fighting" in response to widespread doping allegations, which he described as a "declaration of war".