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02.04.12

Miliband to ‘govern for the whole country’

Ed Miliband is to focus on crime, the NHS and jobs as he launches Labour’s local election campaign. This includes prioritising action against vandalism and anti-social behaviour, he will announce.

Local elections take place on May 3, along with elections for the Mayor of London and the London Assembly, and referendums in some English cities on introducing mayors.

Miliband is set to highlight efforts by Labour councils to implement work programmes and will promise to protect 6,000 nurses from Government cuts. He is expected to say: “This is a Government that doesn’t listen to squeezed middle families who work hard to make ends meet.

“A Government that doesn’t listen to pensioners who have worked hard all their lives. And a Government that doesn’t listen to young people who can only dream of working at all.

“They have abandoned any pretence they can govern for the whole country. They have abandoned Middle Britain.

“They listen instead to those who have given millions of pounds to the Conservative Party. To the powerful lobbies who called for a millionaires’ tax cut.

“We would govern for the whole country, not just for the wealthy few.”

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