Ed Miliband comes to town for last minute pitch to get voters on side

Ed Miliband comes to Kempston.
Ed Miliband comes to Kempston.

With just 48 hours to go before polling day Ed Miliband came to Kempston in a bid to pull in last minute votes.

Labour’s leader spoke to a packed room at the Addison Centre where he promised, if elected, a better Britain.

The Labour leader is hoping to pull in some last minute votes ahead of Thursday's election.

The Labour leader is hoping to pull in some last minute votes ahead of Thursday's election.

He said: “Two days before the election we are making the case for change that Britain needs more than ever.”

Flanked by Bedford and Kempston parliamentary candidate Patrick Hall, Mr Miliband who this week received the surprise backing for comic Russell Brand, urged people to have their say at the polling stations on Thursday. 
He said: “This race is going to be the closest we have ever seen in history. Tell your friends, your family and neighbours how important this is.”

During the two hour visit he took questions from the public and made promises on the NHS, housing, jobs, education and clamping down on tax avoidance.

In a dramatic U-turn this week, Russell Brand has urged people to vote Labour, despite previously being very vocal about boycotting the election dubbing it a corrupt system.

He made promises on education, health and employment.

He made promises on education, health and employment.

“When he said people shouldn’t vote he spoke for a lot of people that think that,” said Mr Miliband.

“Everyone in this room who engages in politics does matter.”

Before departing from Kempston, he told voters: “There is nothing more important in the next two days because it will define the next five years.

“It is about the working people of this country and what type of country you want it to be.

“If you want a Labour government don’t just wait for it to happen, make it happen.”

>Also standing as Bedford and Kempston parliamentary candidates are Conservative Richard Fuller, Liberal Democrat Mahmud Henry Rogers, Ben Foley from The Green Party, UKIP’s Charlie Smith and independent candidate Faruk Choudhury.