Ed Miliband has unveiled Labour’s pledges carved into a stone plinth in Hastings while on the campaign trail.
Speaking in front of the 8ft 6ins-high piece of limestone, the Labour leader said he would keep the stone “in a place where we can see it every day as a reminder of our duty to keep Labour’s promises”.
Labour said the stone came as part of an effort to rebuild the public’s trust in politics, after the issue was highlighted by a series of pointed questions from the audience during last week’s final TV debate on BBC Question Time.
He said: “Our six pledges form the basis of our plan for working people.
“These six pledges are now carved in stone. They are carved in stone because they won’t be abandoned after the general election.”
The carving has already been mocked by social media users, with ‘The Thick Of It’ comedy writer Simon Blackwell likening it to a ‘tomb’.