Ed Miliband

A former adviser to Gordon Brown in both opposition and government, Ed Miliband has been MP for Doncaster North since 2005.


He entered the cabinet as chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in 2007, eventually becoming energy and climate change secretary. After the Labour Party's loss in the 2010 general election he was elected as its youngest-ever leader.

Labour ‘purge’ catches friend and foe alike

Party loyalists bemused at exclusion from leadership ballot

File dated 4.5.95 of Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn (left) with Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams, at the House of Commons last year. Labour bosses today (Weds) threatened to withdraw the whip from Corbyn unless he calls off his meeting with Adams at the Commons tomorrow. Photo by Louisa Buller. See PA Story POLITICS Adams Lead.
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Spotlight falls on Corbyn’s foreign policy

The leadership contender has embraced a number of contentious causes

Blairites blame Miliband for Labour shift

Electoral rule change ‘worse than election defeat’

Unison backs Corbyn for Labour leader

Decision by UK’s second biggest union is boost for radical

Blair warns Labour to keep to centre

Former prime minister tells party it must not go ‘back in time’

Welfare vote highlights Labour problems

Poll puts Corbyn ahead of Burnham in leadership race

Osborne’s dirigisme is good economics

Social and commercial pressure on minimum wages has advantages over legal prescriptions

Harman stirs Labour row over welfare cuts

Three party leadership candidates reject her decision to abstain

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Labour struggles with lessons of May 7

Leftwing candidate could steal the leadership show

Kendall warns about Labour’s ‘hard left’

Leadership contender alarmed by growth of radical views

Osborne scrounges strivers’ charter

The chancellor borrows a policy or two from Ed Miliband’s Labour manifesto

Daring Budget sprawls across politics

Chancellor borrows liberally from opponents with ‘new settlement’

PM open to brief cap on high energy bills

British competition watchdog finds millions were overcharged

PM wants wage rises to replace benefits

Researchers say there is no clear evidence of link

Labour needs honest debate about Blair

Leadership candidates should acknowledge his achievements too

Legacy of failure to predict Tory win

Ignore those overcorrecting for their past misjudgments, the next election is wide open

Osborne to speed up spending cuts

Chancellor addresses OECD criticism of austerity

Shadow Health secretary, Andy Burnham, addresses deletes at the Labour party conference in Manchester this morning.
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Labour has nothing left to say on tax

Squeezing some remote sect called The Rich will deliver neither enough revenue nor solidarity

Labour’s chance to call time on business-bashing

Only a party that appreciates the private sector can hope to be elected

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Shrewd Cameron conquers centre ground

Having defeated his opponents, the prime minister is bending them to his view of the world

Cooper to rebuild Labour business ties

Shadow home secretary aims to be main Blairite in leadership bid

Harman to let ‘public in’ on leader choice

Interim party head attempts to dilute influence of trade unions

Q&A: Is McCluskey Labour’s kingmaker?

Links between the party and the union have come to the fore

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On Management: Skewed logic on bonuses

The UK’s poor productivity levels reflect the perversity of managers’ incentives

Labour leader Ed Miliband speaks to party supporters at the Griff and Coton Cricket Club in Nuneaton, during his General Election campaign tour.
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How Nuneaton swung behind the Tories

Economy, SNP, Miliband and Ukip helped sway key marginal

Unions race to influence Labour battle

Officials predict unionists could cast more than half of votes

David Cameron gives a speech in Downing Street today announcing that the Conservatives had won a majority in the general election.
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Cameron must make sense of mandate

Britain does not feel like a country asking to be turned upside down by zealots

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna appears on BBC television's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday
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Blairites aim to bury Miliband’s legacy

Mandelson attacks ‘terrible mistake’ of abandoning centre ground

Fear trumps hope in UK election

Voters seek the Conservatives when fearful, writes Vernon Bogdanor

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna appears on BBC television's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday
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Umunna attacks Labour over vote failure

MP lays out his stall for possible leadership bid

Cameron’s one nation mission

Vow to govern ‘for one UK’ as focus turns to threat of Brexit

David Cameron gives a speech in Downing Street today announcing that the Conservatives had won a majority in the general election.

Victory over two Eds better than one

Everyone who had ever dissed or irritated Cameron suddenly found themselves vaporised

David Cameron gives a speech in Downing Street today announcing that the Conservatives had won a majority in the general election.

Famous win offers chance to restore UK

David Cameron’s task is to save the union and stay in Europe

Labour contest is battle for party’s soul

Blairites square up against leftwing after Miliband quits

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Cameron can savour campaign success

Austerity and popularity no longer seem so hard to reconcile

Cameron’s “one nation” government

PM vows to deliver on devolution, pays tribute to rivals

David Cameron, with wife Samantha, announces in Downing Street on Friday that his Conservative party had won a majority in parliament
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Cameron sweeps to victory in UK election

SNP wipes Labour out in Scotland, deepening rift with England

Vote brings highs and lows for bookmakers

Punters more accurate than polls in forecasting Conservative win

Miliband’s shift to left hurt Labour

Attempt to shift party back to leftwing roots ends in pieces

Miliband resigns after historic defeat

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls loses seat in painful night for party

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