Miliband to outline five local election priorities

The Labour leader Ed Miliband will today outline five priorities for his party's local election campaign.

They include:

  • Cancelling the millionaires’ tax cut, and protecting the tax credits.
  • Introducing a mansion tax on houses worth over £2million fund a return of 10p income tax rate.
  • Reforming the energy market to "break the stranglehold" of the big six energy companies.
  • Cracking down on train fare increases.
  • Giving council's the power to control the payday loan companies opening up on their high streets.

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Labour: Give locals say on shops

Labour would give communities a greater say over which shops appear on their high streets, such as payday lenders and bookmakers, Ed Miliband will pledge at the launch of his party's local election campaign.