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Liz Kendall, Labour MP for Leicester West, finds the spirit of the Co-operative and Labour movements’ pioneers in the community of Rowley Fields

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By David Maclean Political Correspondent

A generation of people will end up worse off than their parents as a result of coalition policies, Labour’s by-election candidate says.

Jon Ashworth is hoping to become the MP for Leicester South after Sir Peter Soulsby, who held the seat for Labour, stood down to run for city mayor.

He said that the trend of each generation becoming more affluent and successful than the one before could be ended.

"People in Leicester, who’ve seen rising living standards for decades, now face an uncertain future," Mr Ashworth said.

"Under the coalition it is more expensive to go to university than ever before and we have one of the toughest employment markets for a long time due to a stagnant economy.

"This by-election is a referendum on the coalition and what it has done so far."

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Labour’s Mayoral Candidate, Sir Peter Soulsby, has given his first interview outlining his vision for the City and how he plans to have an open and accountable administration. You can read his interview in today’s Leicester Mercury.

One of the highlights is Sir Peter’s commitment to campaign for a living wage for the people of Leicester.

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