'Sick' Miliband Spotted At Hull Match

12 March 2012, 14:52 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Labour leader Ed Miliband, was spotted watching Hull City play Ipswich Town at the weekend, just hours before he was due to give a speech, which he cancelled saying he was ill.

The Labour leader was going to speak to crowds at a planned protest against NHS reforms in the city at lunchtime on Saturday.

Mr Miliband cancelled his appearance on Friday, complaining of illness. He was spotted the next day watching the Championship clash between Hull City and Ipswich Town, which kicked off at 3pm.

A Labour spokesman said: “Ed was ill on Friday so his appearance at the NHS rally was cancelled because we weren't sure he would be able to attend. He travelled to Yorkshire as soon as he was well enough to do so on Saturday.”

Mr Miliband was pictured at the KC Stadium alongside Hull City chairman Assem Allam, whose team drew the match 2-2.

The Labour leader normally counts himself a fan of Hull City's Yorkshire rivals Leeds United.