Ed Miliband
Ed Miliband launched the Labour general election manifesto in ManchesterGetty

Labour has unveiled its manifesto ahead of the 2015 general election, with party leader Ed Miliband promising that no extra borrowing will be used to fund the policies within it.

Pledges on the NHS - an extra £2.5bn ($3.6bn) for 8,000 more GPs, 20,000 more nurses and 3,000 more midwives - and public finances - the deficit will be cut every year under a Labour government - have grabbed the headlines.

But there are a number of other policies in the Labour manifesto that have not had the same attention. Here are six eye-grabbing policies you might have missed.

  • Ban MPs from holding paid directorships and consultancies.
  • Give 16 and 17-year-olds the vote.
  • Replace the House of Lords with an elected Senate of the Nations and Regions.
  • Give football fans a voice in club boardrooms.
  • Not increase the basic or higher rates of Income Tax, National Insurance or VAT.
  • Pass an English Devolution Act, handing £30bn of resources and powers to our great English city and county regions.