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.

Business big hitters wary of Whitehall

There are too many deterrents to attracting private-sector high-flyers to the civil service

Parliament must address Iraq crisis

The absence of Britain’s political class is indefensible

Political spouses are best in the shadows

The idea that an adoring other half is electoral Viagra refuses to die, writes Helen Lewis

Small-scale vision is right for Britain

The country does have a role in the world: as a nexus for global flows of capital and people

UK toughens line on bombardment of Gaza

Foreign secretary calls for humanitarian ceasefire

Property tycoon gives £500,000 to Labour

Donation third-largest by private individual this parliament

PERTH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 21: Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party gives his speech to the Scottish Labour conference on March 21, 2014 in Perth, Scotland. Mr Miliband told party members that a yes vote in the independence referendum and a Conservative win in the next general election, would force Scotland and the rest of the UK to compete on cutting taxes and wages to compete globally. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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Miliband’s talk of big ideas makes for risky politics

The Labour leader is happy to be seen as radical – he should not be

Cameron attacked over oligarch’s gift

Miliband says UK prime minister has ‘questions to answer’

Miliband says PM wins in photo finish

Labour leader says he cannot beat Cameron on image

BP’s Conn in talks to lead Centrica

Head of downstream division quits oil major

Private sector tenants pay highest rents

Third of homes in poor condition, against 15% of social housing

Miliband takes hard Ukraine stance in US

Labour leader tells Europe to ‘step up’ response to crisis

Miliband confronts activists on spending

No return to tax and spend policies, Labour leader tells forum

Blair urges centrist Labour position

Former UK prime minister warns against shift to left

Unite chief calls for Labour ‘big beasts’

Head of party’s biggest donor wants shadow cabinet reshuffle

Miliband may cancel Washington trip

Downing of flight MH17 puts Obama meeting in doubt

CBI questions Labour’s rail intervention

What is the current system not delivering, asks Cridland

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Gates bar access to King's Cross underground station, which was closed to commuters before 7am due to industrial action, on April 29, 2014 in London, England. At 9pm last night members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) Union commenced a 48 hour strike on the London Underground over plans to close all ticket offices with the loss of nearly 1000 jobs. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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Tories to toughen strike ballot rules

Manifesto proposal would impose 50% turnout threshold

John Cridland, CBI Director-General. Photograph by: Rosie HallamJohn Cridland, CBI Director-General. Photograph by: Rosie Hallam
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CBI warns politicians not to rock boat

Business group fears election campaign could damage recovery

Cameron taunted over Gove’s demotion

Liam Fox said to be ‘angry and humiliated’ over his treatment

Cost cap for payday loans to be spelt out

Charges expected to be pegged at about £30 per £100 loaned

Stagecoach warns on Labour rail reform

Chief executive says companies would be deterred from bidding

‘Technical degrees’ promised by Miliband

Labour leader to outline plans for practical university courses

Labour leads Tories in opinion polls

Cameron’s popularity from EU showdown has seen only temporary boost

£6bn fund announced for English regions

Plans for new homes, transport links and training

Ed Miliband and British business

Labour leader has little time to end his misguided strategy

BAE chief attacks business ‘demonisation’

Sir Roger Carr takes a poke at Labour as party courts companies

NHS faces annual £4bn ‘black hole’

Growing numbers of patients suffer multiple health problems

Miliband to change tone on big companies

Labour leader to hail ‘great, dynamic businesses of our country’

Schools, welfare and values in Tory focus

General election manifesto to promise more reforms

Miliband criticised by his former guru

Lord Glasman says convincing narrative still needs to be found

Mediocrity will not win Labour votes

The opposition is missing a sense of direction and a coherent story, writes Maurice Glasman

Schäuble vows to keep UK in EU

Cameron insists ‘there is business we can do’ with Juncker

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls talks to the Financial Times athis office in the House of Commons on Tuesday
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Labour to pledge rise in corporate tax

Balls looks at tax to equalise treatment of debt and equity finance

Cameron bemoans a ‘bad day for Europe’

PM’s failure to block Juncker is huge setback in bid to reform EU

Labour to project pro-business image

Miliband to lead summer effort to counteract anti-business perception

Cameron’s judgment under the microscope

Labour set to grill prime minister over former editor

Senior Labour figures defend Ed Miliband

Mr Miliband’s personal approval ratings have been low

Miliband struggles to convince voters

Labour leader sets out policies but poll ratings steadily worsen

Business welcomes Labour work skills plan

Unions attack proposed changes to benefits for under-21s