Ed Miliband praises Lincoln worker during Labour conference speech
During the 2013 Labour Conference held in Brighton this afternoon Ed Miliband spoke about a day he spent in Lincoln.
During his speech the leader of the Labour Party said: "Then I think about this beautiful sunny spring day I spent in Lincoln.
"This young woman who said she was an ambulance controller was so proud to be working for our NHS and so proud, too, of her young son, and she was 19 years old.
"She said 'why does everyone portray me as a burden on the system? I'm doing the right thing, I'm going out there. Why doesn't anyone listen to my voice?'."
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He added: "I think of the scaffolder I met - he told me his story and what he said to me was 'I go out, I do the work, I go round the country, out in all weathers, I earn a decent wage and I still can't make ends meet and he said 'is anyone going to do anything about those gas and electric bills that go up and up and up.?'"
Mr Miliband went on to say that he would say to those people, and to the millions of others, that they were right.
He added: "Britain can do better than this, Britain must do better than this, Britain will do better than this, with a government that fights for you."
Watch Ed Miliband's visit to Lincoln in April