Labour leader, Ed Miliband
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Ed Miliband promises councils powers to ban payday lenders

The Labour Party has launched its campaign for the local elections on May 2nd.

Speaking in Ipswich, Ed Miliband attacked the coalition government's economic record and called for an economic recovery "made by the many".

Mr Miliband also promised to give councils more powers to ban payday lenders, pawnbrokers and bookmakers from town centres.