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Video: Ed Miliband veterans Q&A in Lincoln

Leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband, visited Lincoln on Friday for a questions and answers session ahead of Royal Armed Forces Day on June 30.

Miliband was invited to a special event at the Royal Navy Association on Coulson Road by Labour East Midlands.

He was joined by MP Dan Jarvis, Labour’s Shadow Culture Minister and former British Army Officer, and Lucy Rigby, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Lincoln.

Veterans and members of the Armed Forces were able to ask him a number of questions on his policies.

Watch our video highlights from the Q&A:

This is the second time a Miliband has visited the city this year, after Ed’s brother David stopped by in March to support Rigby canvassing in the Birchwood area.

— Later update: The Lincolnshire Echo reported that Ed Miliband had to apologise to Lincoln MP Karl McCartney (via email) that he hid not inform the city MP of his visit. There is apparently a long-standing convention and practice that MPs should let the residing MP know that they are visiting their constituency.

— Update 2: However, a chain on emails seen by The Lincolnite indicates Karl McCartney was informed of Ed Miliband’s visit the evening before the forum.

Video, Photo: Joshua Potter for The Lincolnite