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Ed Miliband visits Swindon

Ed Miliband visits Tetronics International in Swindon Credit: ITV West Country/Bob Constantine

Labour leader Ed Miliband was in Swindon today where he hopes Labour can reclaim two seats at the next general election

He took a tour around Tetronics International which specialises in turning waste material into commercial products and is a big employer in the area.

Miliband: 'I look like Wallace' but image isn't important

Labour leader Ed Miliband has admitted to a likeness with "Wallace" from the popular "Wallace and Gromit" films, made by Bristol's Aardman Animations.

But he says politics rather than his image is what is important to him.

Separated at birth? Wallace and Ed Miliband Credit: PA

In a wide-ranging speech to the Royal Institute of British Architects he said:

I am not from central casting. You can find people who are more square-jawed, more chiselled, look less like Wallace.

– Ed Miliband MP, Labour leader


Ed Miliband visiting Somerset flood victims today

The Labour Leader, Ed Miliband, is visiting Somerset today to meet flood victims and discuss their future insurance claims. His visit coincides with a Downing Street summit today where the Prime Minister will meet representatives from the insurance industry, to discuss flood compensation.

Ed Miliband meeting veterans in Gloucester today

Labour leader Ed Miliband Credit: PA

Labour leader Ed Miliband will be visiting Gloucester later today. He will be meeting veterans and their families ahead of Armed Forces' Day this Saturday.

He will reveal Labour's plans to support serving personnel, those who leave the military, and their families. In the last general election, Labour lost the Gloucester seat to the Conservatives.