Labour leader Ed Miliband paid a visit to Hastings today (Friday) to meet with local businesses, charities and members of the public.
The Leader of the Opposition took a tour along the seafront with the party’s parliamentary candidate for Hastings and Rye, Sarah Owen, before meeting with the public at a packed St Mary in the Castle.
The audience asked him numerous questions and grilled him on a wide range of topics, from whether 16-year-olds should have the vote to Britain’s future within the European Union, during the hour-long session.
Today’s visit to Hastings comes after Mr Miliband, who is MP for Doncaster North in South Yorkshire, said that he wanted the public to have their own version of Prime Minister’s Questions where voters would to be allowed to question the Prime Minister in the Palace of Westminster. MPs currently do so on Wednesdays.
After the session the MP said: “I really enjoyed coming here and am really proud of our candidate, Sarah Owen. I think she is doing a brilliant job and working her socks off, talking to people about Labour’s message.
“I am determined to make sure that we engage with the public on things that matter to them. It’s all about opening up politics with sessions like this.”
For full story see next Friday’s Observer.