Labour MP Ed Miliband will today begin his election campaign in Salford.
Mr Miliband is set to pick holes in competitor David Cameron’s campaign, which started on Friday.
“Today is day one of our general election campaign. This is nothing less than a once in a generation fight about who our country works for.
“It is a choice between a Tory plan where only a few at the top can succeed and our public services are threatened – or a Labour plan that puts working people first, deals with the deficit and protects our NHS.” he said.
The area has been chosen in an attempt to regain the support of the North West after losing 12 seats in the 2010 election.