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Ed Miliband delivers Labour's message to Crewe residents
7:00am Saturday 9th March 2013 in News
THE Leader of the Opposition was in Crewe on Thursday to deliver Labour’s message to students and older people.
Ed Miliband visited Wulvern’s assisted elderly housing village, Pickmere Court, on February 28 to answer questions on what his party could do for the region if elected in 2015.
Mr Miliband pledged to win Crewe back from the Torys at the next General election and promised an agenda of economic change for the country.
He answered questions on the bedroom tax, railways and unemployment.
Mr Miliband accompanied Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Crewe and Nantwich, Dr Adrien Heald to the event.
Dr Heald, a consultant physician at Leighton Hospital, also delivered Mr Miliband’s personal message to students at Malbank Sixth Form College.
Mr Miliband encouraged students to be ambitious to achieve their goals – not just for themselves, but for the benefit of others.
He said: “There are a lot of things about this country that we take for granted. The fact that when you hurt yourself and go to the doctor, you don’t have to pay for it. The fact that a woman sitting next to a man doing the same job must legally be paid the same pay and the fact you never have to work for less than £3.68, thanks to the minimum wage.
“But these things weren’t always there. People had to fight hard, campaign hard, and win the argument for them in previous generations. They’re things people won by working together.”
He added: “I’m sure many of you have your own ideas about what changes this country needs. So my message to you today is: never lose sight of how much we can achieve when we work together. Whatever you decide to do, do something which makes a difference.”