Chris Leslie argues that progressives have a duty to prove they can be fiscally responsible.
Blue Labour's values of community and solidarity are the key to winning back alienated working class voters from Ukip.
He has broken unambiguously with the open borders stance adopted by the former PM.
The party finished just one per cent ahead of the Tories.
Labour narrowly beats Tories.
Survey of 26,000 voters suggests Tories would lose 83 MPs with swing of 6.5 per cent to Labour.
Sources say senior figures such as Harriet Harman, Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper were not given the chance to make high-profile interventions.
The party is on course for its best result in London since 1998 and has won in some key general election targets.
Cameron fears the collapse of the coalition. Labour fears a more popular centre-left leader.
The party needs large gains to demonstrate that it can win the general election and to compensate for possible defeat to Ukip in the Europeans.