Labour leader Ed Miliband has spoken to supporters in Thurrock, where Ukip made gains from the Tories and Labour in last week’s local elections, ITV News' Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship has reported.
Ed Miliband making case FOR the EU in Thurrock, Essex. Admits he'd normally be here to say Labour can win<<but didn't http://t.co/93qSxXBZXg
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.