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Miliband: Labour lost touch with the people

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, Jun 27th, 2011.

Ed Miliband takes to the stage at Glyndwr University

Ed Miliband admitted that Labour made a number mistakes in the run up to the last general election as he took to the stage at Glyndwr University on Saturday.
During his speech, which began at 12pm, Mr Miliband made a number of frank admissions about Labour’s losses in the last general election.
The Labour leader was in Wrexham to speak at the party’s National Policy Forum.
Mr Miliband said: “We are in opposition today, because in addition to the many good things we did, we also made mistakes.
“A party created by working people for working people lost touch with them.
“We need to be honest about the way we operated as a party.”
Mr Miliband said that he had been travelling round the country to listen to public views of the party and admitted that “a lot of it wasn’t easy listening”.
He also revealed a number of proposals to change how the party operates at the forum including the scrapping of shadow cabinet elections.
The move will effectively allow Mr Miliband to select his own shadow cabinet.
Later in the day he joined Wrexham MP Ian Lucas in visiting veterans at Llay Welfare as part of Armed Forces Day.

Mr Miliband and Ian Lucas meet veterans at Llay Welfare

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