Labour leader’s visit to Hastings ahead of General Election

Ed Miliband at Sussex Coast College
Ed Miliband at Sussex Coast College

The Leader of the Opposition, Ed Miliband, visited Hastings this morning (Saturday, May 2) ahead of next Thursday’s General Election.

He was joined by Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Hastings and Rye, Sarah Owen at Sussex Coast College in Station Plaza where he gave an impassioned speech to Labour supporters, students and members of the public in the college’s atrium.

As he arrived there were cheers and applause from supporters.

Mr Miliband said if he becomes Prime Minister his government would ‘put working people first’.

He added: “I will stand up to the energy companies and make sure gas and energy bill rises are frozen until the start of 2017.”

Mr Miliband also called for a ban on ‘exploitative’ zero-hours contracts.

He said: “The future of this country is on the ballot paper at this election and I believe we need to build hope again in our country.”

Mr Miliband added Labour had a ‘real chance’ of regaining the Hastings and Rye constituency in next Thursday’s election.