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Ed Miliband in Somerset today to discuss flood insurance

The Labour Leader, Ed Miliband, is visiting Somerset flood victims today to discuss insurance claims. His visit coincides with a Downing Street summit on the issue.

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Labour leader demands accelerated flood payments

It's been revealed today that businesses affected by flooding on the Somerset Levels have lost on average more than £17,000 each in just six weeks.

The Somerset Chamber of Commerce estimates trade is down a quarter.

The news came on the day Labour leader Ed Milliband visited the Somerset Levels to find out how people are getting on with insurance claims.

Our political correspondent Bob Constantine reports:-

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