Stoke-on-Trent Labour Party had a massive boost to their local election campaign when David Miliband paid a visit to the city to take part in a Q&A session with students at Staffordshire University.
The former Labour Government Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from 2007 to 2010, paid a glowing tribute to Council leader and Leader of the Labour Group on Stoke-on-Trent City Council Mohammed Pervez.
Mr Miliband who is MP for South Shields was narrowly defeated for the Labour leadership by brother Ed in September 2010.
He told a lecture theatre full of students, members of the public and Labour Party activists that even though it had worked against him he was in support of the AV system which will also be voted on May 5th.
Mr Miliband also answered questions on the threat from the far right, the NHS, and University education and student fees.
He also answered questions on his time at the foreign office and explained his vision for setting up his Movement for Change organisation.
David Miliband took time out of his busy schedule to talk to Pits n Pots and give his views on the Labour Party’s current performance, the poll ratings, the national coalition and the cuts.
He also praised the work of the coalition parties here in Stoke-on-Trent in dealing with the unprecedented amount of cuts.
We also managed to catch up with Council Leader Mohammed Pervez who gave us his thoughts on his party’s campaign and their chances in the upcoming local elections.