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Ed Miliband urges £5,000 party donation cap

Labour leader Ed Miliband has called for a £5,000 cap on donations to political parties, including those from trade unions.

He told the BBC this would remove the influence of "big money" on politics.

But Mr Miliband also said he wanted to keep the system under which union members are asked whether they want to keep paying £3 a year to Labour - around three million currently do so.

The Conservatives called Mr Miliband's proposal "virtually meaningless".

Naomi Grimley reports.