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Ed Miliband visits Chesterfield

Ed Miliband in Chesterfield Market

Ed Miliband in Chesterfield Market

Labour Leader Ed Miliband visited Chesterfield to support his Party’s bid to retake Derbyshire County Council.

Welcomed in the Market Square by Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins and Derbyshire Labour Group Leader Councillor Anne Western, Mr Miliband spent over an hour meeting stallholders and shoppers before taking questions on his soap box from an assembled crowd.

Commenting on his visit, Mr Miliband said: “People in Derbyshire are being squeezed by this Tory-led government’s failed policies.

“David Cameron and Nick Clegg have brought in a tax cut for millionaires whilst working families have their living standards cut. Only a vote for Labour next week can guarantee a real alternative for Derbyshire.”

Councillor Western said:“Labour has a golden opportunity to retake control of the County Council on Thursday.

Ed Miliband taking questions

Ed Miliband taking questions

“The current Conservative administration has spent the last four years undermining services for young people, the elderly and disabled – services we are promising to maintain. They even cut the road gritting budget causing serious economic pain to commuters and businesses this last winter.”

Mr Perkins said: “It was great to welcome Ed to Chesterfield today.

“Next week, by voting Labour, Chesterfield can send David Cameron a message he can’t ignore and guarantee a fair deal for Derbyshire.”


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I am Toby Perkins, Labour's Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. If you would like to get in touch with me, my office is open and can be reached by phone on 01246 386 286. I also hold regular surgeries so that constituents can meet me and I can take up their concerns. If you would like to make an appointment then please do contact my office. Thank you for visiting.

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