Labour leader Ed Miliband, who has been visiting Thurrock council in Essex, has been tweeting his feelings on Labour's performance in the council and European elections.
I have changed Labour’s position on immigration. But I won’t make false promises, or cut ourselves off from the rest of the world.
To meet the challenges we face we need more change, not less, to create the wealth of the future with decent jobs and wages.
I want to lead a party that brings people together, from all walks of life, all backgrounds & all classes. That’s what I mean by One Nation.
Today EU leaders voted to back Jean-Claude Juncker as new president of the very powerful EU commission, which looks like business as usual.
In Essex the potential damage Ukip could do to Miliband's Downing Street elections is clear. He is there listening to voter's concerns.
The EU parliament is about to welcome the most Eurosceptic and right-wing intake in its history.