Labour leader Ed Miliband on the campaign trail in Stevenage, with comedian Eddie Izzard in tow

Eddie Izzard and Frank Radcliffe

Eddie Izzard and Frank Radcliffe - Credit: Archant

Labour leader Ed Miliband brought his election campaign to Stevenage on Saturday, and was joined by supporters including comedian Eddie Izzard and former Labour minister Tom Watson.

Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband - Credit: Archant

Miliband met Labour Party members and supporters at Springfield House in the Old Town.

Frank Radcliffe, a Labour member of North Herts District Council who was among the supporters, said: “The visit was for Labour Party members and supporters, to thank them for their hard work in the constituency.

“He laid out Labour’s plans for the next government, if elected.

“It was a generic statement as part of his general campaign. He talked a lot about the NHS and putting money back into it.”

Eddie Izzard, Tom Watson and Sharon Taylor - Labour's prospective parliamentary candidate for Steven

Eddie Izzard, Tom Watson and Sharon Taylor - Labour's prospective parliamentary candidate for Stevenage - Credit: Archant


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The Labour leader’s flying visit was just the latest in a series of campaign pushes which have seen front bench Labour figures coming to the town as they try to capture the town back from the Conservatives.

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