Delivering his speech at the Labour Party conference in Brighton this afternoon, Miliband said he would scrap the planned spare room subsidy – the so-called ‘bedroom tax’.
“David Cameron was the prime minister who introduced the bedroom tax. I’ll be the prime minister who repeals the bedroom tax,” he said.
Miliband said the vote should be extended to 16 and 17-year-olds to “make them part of our democracy”.
The big announcement of Miliband’s speech was that, should his party win the next general election, Labour would freeze energy and electricity prices until 2017.
The move will save average households £120 and businesses £1,800.
Miliband said the big energy firms had been overcharging and would be split up and governed by a new tougher regulator to give people “a fairer deal”.