Ed Miliband: Labour needs to regain Corby’s trust

Ed Miliband at the Cube. Pic by Jamie Lorriman
Ed Miliband at the Cube. Pic by Jamie Lorriman

Labour leader Ed Miliband stopped by in Corby last week, and pledged to regain locals’ trust in his party.

The leader of the Opposition fielded queries from residents, community leaders, and councillors at a special question and answer session at the Corby Cube.

He was invited to the town by Labour’s Parliamentary candidate, Andy Sawford, and opened the session with a speech on the economy and immigration.

He said: “I think we lost trust with people during the last election in the town.

“It’s going to be hard work but we need to show the people of Corby the difference we can make to their lives.”

During the session, he fielded questions about the Glenfield hospital closure, NHS reform, the education system, the ambulance station closures and the economy.

He was also asked on the Cube overspend, but preferred to concentrate on the positives, saying: “It’s a fantastic facility for Corby, it has given a boost to the town.”