Ed Miliband has actually announced a new policy

A Labour government will extend the vote to 16- and 17-year-olds within a year of the election, Ed Miliband has announced.

"I am pledging to bring that in by May 2016, so in time for the London mayoral election," the Labour leader said during his Leaders Live appearance, which was streamed live on YouTube.

"If you're a 15-year-old today that's in less than 18 months, you'll be able to vote if there's a Labour government."

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