Will Ed Miliband bother with Norwich?

Labour Leader Ed Miliband in Ipswich.

Labour Leader Ed Miliband in Ipswich. - Credit: Lucy Taylor

Ed Miliband will be back, officials have said after his battle bus failed to make it to Norwich on a visit to the region.

Ed Miliband will be back, officials have said after his battle bus failed to make it to Norwich on a visit to the region.

With just two weeks to go before polling day, the city – which has two key marginal seats – is yet to feature on the Labour leader's campaign tour.

Aides said he will be back in the area before May 7 – but did not confirm Norwich would definitely be on the itinerary.

On a visit to Ipswich, Mr Miliband said the election could come down to a few hundred votes in a few dozen constituencies, adding: 'There is a big choice about this election that the country has got to work through.'


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He promised the East would not be ignored under his stewardship, despite much of the political map – apart from the largest towns and cities – being blue or yellow.

Mr Miliband said: 'If I'm prime minister in two weeks, this part of the world will get its proper priority.

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'I know there are huge issues here around transport, and schools are a big concern – and obviously the NHS.

'And there is also the big issue of this election around getting the economy right for working people again.

'I actually think that the workers we find on the doorstep just don't think the economy is focussed.'

An East of England Labour Party spokesman said: 'Ed has been campaigning in target seats across the country day in, day out since the general election campaign began.'

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