Miliband, Ed

Miliband, Ed

(Edward Samuel Miliband), 1969–, British political leader, b. London, grad. Oxford, London School of Economics. A member of the Labour partyLabour party,
British political party, one of the two dominant parties in Great Britain since World War I. Origins

The Labour party was founded in 1900 after several generations of preparatory trade union politics made possible by the Reform Bills of 1867 and 1884,
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 and a close associate of Gordon BrownBrown, Gordon
(James Gordon Brown), 1951–, British politician. From 1975 to 1980 he taught at Edinburgh Univ. and Glasgow College of Technology; he then joined Scottish Television (1980–83) as a journalist.
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, the chancellor of the exchequer and later prime minister, Miliband chaired the Treasury's council of economic advisers and won election to Parliament in 2005. In 2008 he became secretary of the newly created Dept. of Energy and Climate Change. After Labour lost the 2010 elections and Brown resigned as party leader, Miliband, his brother David (the former foreign secretary), and three others vied for the leadership post; the brothers emerged as the leading candidates. Garnering labor union support with his opposition to the deep public spending cuts proposed by new Conservative–Liberal Democrat government, Ed Miliband was narrowly elected party leader, but after Labor did poorly in the 2015 elections he stepped down from the post.
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I suggest even Secretaries of State, Ed Miliband, Ed Davey, and now Amber Rudd, have been powerless in the face of global organisations.
Mr Howells traces the "madness" back to the 2010 leadership election which saw Ed Miliband beat David Miliband, Ed Balls, Andy Burnham and Diane Abbott.
Independence will be a big theme with senior party figures including Ed Miliband, Ed Balls, Jim Murphy and Douglas Alexander also broaching the subject.
Carwyn Jones' opportunism whingeing about a cut to the EU budget leaves him totally at odds with Ed Miliband, Ed Balls and Labour's MEPs, who are all supporting the agreed cut.
INSTEAD of agreeing with Vince Cable and Co on pay restraint, Ed Miliband, Ed Balls and others in the Labour Party should get in touch with the working public - whose votes they will be seeking at the next elections.
But Scots party leader Johann Lamont will be joined on the campaign trail by Ed Miliband, Ed Balls, Alistair Darling, Jim Murphy, Douglas Alexander and others over the coming three weeks.
ROLL WITH IT Ed Miliband, Ed Balls and Rachel Reeves at a Greggs shop in Redditch yesterday
Mr Burnham is seen as an outsider in the contest, which also features Ed and David Miliband, Ed Balls and Diane Abbott.
The hustings debate, featuring Ed and David Miliband, Ed Balls, Andy Burnham and Diane Abbott, took place at the Town Hall Crypt on Saturday.
The contest will be a five-way affair, after left winger Diane Abbott controversially "borrowed" nominations to join ex-Cabinet ministers David Miliband, Ed Miliband and Ed Balls.
The shadow health secretary joins David Miliband, Ed Miliband and Ed Balls to make the battle to succeed Gordon Brown into a four-horse race.
So far three men - David Miliband, Ed Miliband and Ed Balls - have crashed through the 33-MP barrier needed to get their names on the ballot paper.