Ed Miliband says Labour has learned from Crewe and Nantwich defeats
LABOUR leader Ed Miliband has told voters in Crewe that his party has learned from previous electoral defeats.
Mr Miliband attended a question and answer session with members of the public at Pickmere Court residential scheme in Crewe this afternoon.
Standing alongside Labour PPC Dr Adrian Heald, Mr Miliband said he realised that axing the 10p income tax rate had cost his party the Crewe and Nantwich by-election in 2008.
Crewe and Nantwich had previously been a Labour stronghold, but sitting Tory MP Edward Timpson successfully defended the seat at the last general election.
Mr Miliband promised that if Labour returned to power in 2015 he would bring back the 10p rate and introduce the so-called mansion tax.
The Labour leader answered questions from members of the public, on subjects ranging from Britain's membership of the EU to the Government's work programme.