Labour seeks business types

It’s not quite another prawn cocktail offensive but Labour leader Ed Miliband is tonight launching a drive to get individuals with a business background to seek election as candidates for the party.

Says shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna: “We want more people from the world of business in our ranks – from our councillors to our MPs. There are some already: like our MPs in the shadow business team; all of whom have set up and run businesses or worked for business.”