Labour Leader Ed Miliband visits Chippenham

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By nhavergal | Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 13:16

Labour Leader Ed Miliband came to Chippenham on Saturday in a bid to persuade Chippenham residents to vote for Labour in the Wiltshire Unitary Elections next month.

Despite the rain and wind, many people took time from their weekend and gathered outside the Angel Hotel in the Market Place to hear the Labour Leader's policies.

During his speech to the crowd, Ed Miliband took questions from the audience and discussed how Labour can resolve some of the issues which the country and local towns are currently facing including immigration, housing and job opportunities.

Ed Miliband took the time to shake hands with members of the audience and viewed the local market which was being held along the high street. 

One member of the public said: "This is the first time in ages since the town has had a visit from someone high up in government and it's been great despite the weather."

The labour leader then went into the Angel Hotel before heading to Stroud for the next part of the Labour Party's campaign. 

Before leaving Chippenham, Ed Miliband said: ""It's been a fantastic visit to Chippenham despite the rain it hasn't dampened my spirits or the spirits of people here, I think Chippenham is a fantastic place, I want to come back here and I've been very privileged to come here."

Six seats, which are Conservative, have been left uncontested ahead of the Wiltshire Unitary Elections which sees 24,000 people unable to vote in their area. 

Warminster West is among five other seats that will remain unchanged in Wiltshire which includes: Tidworth, Ludgershall and Perham Down, The Collingbournes and Netheravon, Winterslow, Fovant and Chalk Valley.

There is only ONE more day to register your vote for the Wiltshire Unitary and Parish Elections! Register here. 

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