In a live radio interview Ed Miliband urged voters not to be “put off” by his oily complexion.
He said: “What I have to say is this. None of us are perfect. This is what I tell myself every morning when I look at myself in the mirrors of my two bathrooms.
“What I also have to say is this. I urge voters not to be put off by my oily complexion. It’s better to have a Prime Minister with an oily complexion, who can turn back the tide of austerity, than it is to have a Prime Minister like David Cameron with his endless cuts.
“A vote for Labour is a vote for equality, for people of every skin colour and complexion.”