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.

Tory agenda mimics Labour’s manifesto

Miliband lost last year’s UK election but he has won the economic argument, writes Asher Dresner

Theresa May sets out vision for business

Fairness and reform feature in pitch to Tories and Labour voters

Labour leaders’ failings led to EU defeat

Inability to hear voters’ immigration concerns set UK on path to Out vote, writes John McTernan

Miliband to lead Labour attack on Outers

Senior figures seek to counter clamour of ‘blue-on-blue’ feuding

David Cameron & Boris Johsnon deliver speeches on EU referendum in London on Monday 9th May 2016
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PM avoids head-to-head debate with Johnson

Vote Leave fury at ITV deal for Cameron to appear with Farage

Success of UK’s anarchic economic model

Part of the trick of politics is smelling the difference between what voters say and what they mean

Labour leader, Ed Miliband, delivers a speech on the economy with colleagues Rachel Reeves and Ed Balls at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London this morning.

Miliband to rally Labour over Brexit

Former leader speaks out to warn party ‘cannot sit it out’

The fiction of David Cameron as Flashman

Calling someone cocky is like calling a film overrated: it has the effect of piquing people’s interest

Alistair Darling. Edinburgh, Scotland. 31st October 2014 Photograph by Gary Doak
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Labour figures swap politics for business

Ed Miliband’s press adviser now spokesman for City of London

Michael Caine’s ‘Get EU’ endorsement

Brexit campaigners say actor’s support puts them on side of ordinary people, writes Sebastian Payne

Labour leader Ed Miliband unveils Labour's pledges carved into a stone plinth in Hastings during General Election campaigning.

Miliband a primary cause of Labour loss

Voters saw leader as weak and party tarnished by economic crisis

Why I can’t kick my polling habit

The industry may be in disgrace but it is far from dead

Labour moderates should not serve Corbyn

Opposition leader is helped by MPs who should know better

Labour leader Ed Miliband unveils Labour's pledges carved into a stone plinth in Hastings during General Election campaigning.

Year in a word: Edstone

The Labour party’s monument to political hubris

Conservative party conference in Manchester. Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, speaks at a postal workers union rally in Manchester cathedral this evening.
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London helps swell Labour ranks

Number of full party members has doubled in half a year

Fatal flaw at heart of Brexit campaign

Britons dislike the establishment, but not as much as they dislike anti-establishment ranters

Miliband switches to climate advocate

Former Labour leader to launch push for zero emission law

From ‘Yes we can’ to #JezWeCan victory

Party activists use social media to disrupt traditional politics

Syria speech enhances Benn’s stature

Shadow foreign secretary defies Labour leader over air strikes

Beware the Ozymandias syndrome

If there is one lesson from the history of long-lived companies, it is the need to maintain flexibility

New Labour leader Jerermy Corbyn will tell the party conference: 'I love this country'

Corbyn drops plan to nationalise energy

Labour leader no longer aims to buy controlling stakes in big six

New members set to give Labour £4m a year

Additional income likely to offset lack of donations from business

Cameron uses Corbyn to harm Labour brand

PM avoids ‘Flashman-style’ attacks to damage opposition

From the left: Labour leadership contenders Jeremy Corbyn, Liz Kendall, Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper
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Corbyn threatens doom for Blairites

Leftwinger seems to have outsmarted New Labour modernisers

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Former defensive shares take a haircut

Steady income is not so easy to find

Radical plan for post-crisis Labour party

Land-use planning, housing, local government finance and tax structures all cry out for reform

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

Composite image of Labour leadership contenders
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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

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