UK's Labour courts youth with pledge to end unpaid internships

April 17, 2015 12:44 PM

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LINCOLN, England, April 17 (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband on Friday pledged to stop companies using long-term unpaid internships as a source of cheap labour, seeking to woo young voters in a bid to win an unusually close May 7 national election.

Polls show the Labour Party is neck and neck with Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives. As neither party is forecast to win an outright majority, Miliband is trying to win over swing voters by promising to create a 'fairer society'.

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