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.

Poll predicts Scottish wipeout for Labour

Mori suggests party could lose almost all of its 41 seats

Lamont quits as Scottish Labour leader

Departure prompts speculation about return for Brown

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Forces set to overturn Britain’s order

Panic has driven Cameron into a bidding war about the EU and immigrants

Mob justice is a dangerous business

Politicians resemble gangsters roaming around extorting money from unpopular individuals

Labour announces limited reshuffle

Pat McFadden, a former Tony Blair aide, is made shadow minister for Europe

Energy policy should listen to the market

Politicians think they know the answers – and leave consumers paying, writes Dieter Helm

Britons have little cause for miserabilism

The country is now richer, freer, more roundly envied. Yet all talk is of decline

Tories rally activists for Rochester battle

Seat not an obvious Ukip target but likely to be won by defecting MP

The competing pressures on Ed Miliband

A look at Labour leader’s conflicting internal constituencies

Miliband forms anti-Ukip unit

Labour leader’s move comes amid grumbling over his leadership

Labour plans to block buy-to-let investors

First-time-buyers could jump queue for new-builds

Minister attacked over disabled comments

Lord Freud heard arguing for £2-an-hour wages

Salmond opens prospect of new vote

Scottish first minister says UK leaders reneging on promises

Minister seeks winter funding for NHS

Danny Alexander wants to avoid pre-election crisis

Broadcasters want Farage in TV debate

Plans include Ukip leader in one of three pre-election showcases

Labour keeps lead despite Miliband woes

Opposition party ahead by 37% to 33% in polling after conferences

Miliband promises to address immigration

Labour leader insists party’s policies have changed

Cable pledges rates relief for business

Action would tackle ‘real problem area’, minister says

Senior Labour figures criticise Miliband

John Prescott dismisses leader’s performance and strategy as weak

Labour MPs fear popularity of PM’s vows

Party’s europe and immigration views not seen as strong sellers

British Prime Minster, David Cameron makes his closing speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham this afternoon.
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Cameron trades votes for credibility

The Tory leader’s tax cut promises risk degrading public services too far

Cameron vows seven-day GP services

Prime minister pledges to extend trials to cover UK by 2020

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, makes his keynote speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham this afternoon.

Osborne aims to open policy gap on deficit

Chancellor targets battleground for fight in next May’s election

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, makes his keynote speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham this afternoon.
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Unsparing candour from iron chancellor

George Osborne’s conference speech spells out tough road ahead on UK deficit

Memory still matters in oratory

Ed Miliband highlights why it is important to remember

Farage reaches out to the ‘squeezed middle

Ukip leader pledges to lift income tax threshold

Chart that tells a story . . . mansion tax

Proposed annual levy would target London homeowners

The cost of being disliked

Banks, tobacco companies and mansion owners beware

Pressure grows to let 16-year-olds vote

Labour and Scottish National party back move

Why Ukip should be taken seriously

In Britain’s fragmented political scene, insurgents are gaining ground, writes Matthew Goodwin

Manchester boosts case for more autonomy

10 local councils to produce single plan for jobs and housing

MPs to be recalled to debate Isis strikes

Labour signals support for action in Iraq but not Syria

Britain stays cautious partner in Isis war

Ghost of past failures including haunts Westminster

A property on Rutland Gate in Knightsbridge to go with Ed Hammond copy about £200m House. Please check with Ed that this is the right house.
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A British property tax that is fit for purpose

Real modernisation will require more than just a levy on pricier homes

NY mayor’s speech fires up Labour

De Blasio receives ovation as he tells party ‘you will win’

Cameron set to win Isis strikes support

Labour leader ‘open’ to backing UK military action

Miliband errs on side of caution

Labour leader stresses NHS rather than economy

Assura aiming to boost surgery portfolio

Healthcare property group launching £180m fundraising drive

Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour party, delivers his keynote speech this afternoon at the Labour party conference in Manchester this afternoon.
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Miliband unveils bold NHS funding plan

Labour leader targets ‘privileged few’ but business criticises proposals

Labour leader Ed Miliband speaks to the Labour party conference in Manchester on Tuesday
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Labour tax crackdown plan sparks concern

Experts say proposals could have unintended consequences