Cabinet minister boosts Labour hopes

VIDEO Cabinet Office minister Ed Miliband visited Ipswich today to launch Labour's campaign in May's council elections.Mr Miliband visited the Cobham Road recreation ground to see how government-backed regeneration programmes, together with the introduction of police community support officers, had transformed an area which had previously been a magnet for anti-social behaviour.

CABINET Office minister Ed Miliband visited Ipswich today to launch Labour's campaign in May's council elections.

Mr Miliband visited the Cobham Road recreation ground to see how government-backed regeneration programmes, together with the introduction of police community support officers, had transformed an area which had previously been a magnet for anti-social behaviour.

He urged people to vote on local issues in May's elections - not just regarding them as an opinion poll on the national government's performance.

He said: “When we came into power in 1997 there were no police community support officers. Now they are doing a valuable job in areas like this.

“It is Labour initiatives which are improving people's quality of life - and we have to make people aware of that in May's elections.”