'Ed Stone' cost Labour £8000 - and it now lies in bits

The Labour Party's emblematic 'Ed Stone' unveiled in a car park in Hastings during the General Election campaign has been destroyed.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 21st January 2016, 12:42 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st January 2016, 12:49 pm
Former Labour leader Ed Miliband unveils his 'Ed Stone'.
Former Labour leader Ed Miliband unveils his 'Ed Stone'.

A report by Bloomberg has found that the 8ft 6ins stone slab outlining Labour's six pledges to the electorate is no more.

According to two anonymous party officials who spoke to one of their reporters the stone was broken up soon after Labour's fateful General Election and cost the party £8000, rather than the £30,000 speculated at the time.

Doncaster North MP and former Labour leader Ed Miliband said he would put the stone, which was carved with motto 'A Better Plan, A Better Future' in the grounds of 10 Downing Street should he become Prime Minister.

However the whereabouts of the stone has plagued reporters, and yesterday there was still no sign of it's final resting place when the Electoral Commission published the details of what the political parties spent at the last election.

Despite hours of scouring the more than 8,000 entries on the Commission’s spreadsheet there was no sign of the stone and a Labour spokesman was forced to confirm that it had not been included as a result of an “administrative error”.

However with the Bloomberg report stating that it's been destroyed, perhaps there's a chunk of 'Ed Stone' lurking in a rockery near you.