“People are the boss, not politicians” - Miliband

Ed Miliband has said he will leave it for others to judge who won the televised debate but insisted David Cameron had “tried and failed” to defend his record.

Labour leader Ed Miliband pays a visit to Blackpool as part of his campaign trail

Arriving at the Imperial Hotel in Blackpool to meet Labour activists, the Opposition leader said he was pleased he had the chance to set out his vision for the country.

Pressed on who won, he replied: “I leave the commentary to others, on all these I leave the commentary to others.

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“I was pleased I was able to set out the choice at this election and that’s what I’m going to do for the next five weeks - set out the election choice facing the British people, because they are the boss.

“They are the people that make this decision and I want to show to them how we can change this country to work for them.”

Mr Miliband was accompanied to the seaside resort by wife Justine and the couple were cheered by a crowd of supporters waving flags.