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Overview (4)

Born in St. Pancras, London, England, UK
Birth NameEdward Samuel Miliband
Nickname Red Ed
Height 5' 11½" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Edward Samuel Miliband (born 24 December 1969) is a British Labour politician and the Leader of the Labour Party. Born in London, Miliband is the son of Polish Jewish immigrants Marion Kozak and the late Marxist intellectual Ralph Miliband (a Brussels native whose parents were from Warsaw), who fled Belgium during World War II and the younger brother of David Miliband, the former Foreign Secretary whom he also contested and narrowly defeated in the 2010 Labour Leadership contest. Together the two were the first siblings to simultaneously sit in the British Cabinet since Edward, Lord Stanley and his brother Oliver in 1938.

Started as a violinist during his high school days at a comprehensive school and journalism at a young age. Known for his his deep voice, keen sense of pleasing personality, genuine personality and his left winged political positions.

As a teenager he reviewed films and plays on LBC Radio's Young London programme as one of its "Three O'Clock Reviewers", and worked as an intern to Tony Benn. Miliband was educated at the state Haverstock Comprehensive School in the Chalk Farm area of North London - where he became a violinist. After completing his A Levels, he read PPE at Corpus Christi College at the University of Oxford, gaining a BA, followed by the London School of Economics (LSE), where he studied Ecomonics and obtained an MSc. Before being famous, becoming first a Labour Party reseacher and rising to become of Chancellor Gordon Brown's confidants, being appointed Chairman of HM Treasury's Council of Economic Advisers. He has been the Member of Parliament(MP) for Doncaster North since 2005 and served in the Cabinet from 2007 to 2010 under Gordon Brown.

This brown-eyed politician appeared in several interviews and political shows as an MP. This former violinist, TV journalist, former researcher, former adviser and a former cabinet member, soon became one of most influential left wing politicians landing a prestigious debates and campaigns during Labour Party leadership election in 2010 won him a lot of young people.

This gifted-talented politician burst upon the world stage when his competitive personality, stature, commanding confidence, striking views, poise and commanding intelligence won him the Leader of the Labour Party with the support of 50.654% of the electoral college. He has graced numerous interviews and documentary films worldwide.

Miliband was elected the Member of Parliament for the South Yorkshire constituency of Doncaster North in the 2005 general election. As Prime Minister, Gordon Brown appointed Miliband as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office in his first Cabinet on 28 June 2007. Miliband was subsequently promoted to the post of Secretary of State at the newly-created Department of Energy and Climate Change, a position he held from 3 October 2008 to 11 May 2010.

His previous partner was former Blair aide Liz Lloyd, who went to school in Guildford with his former Cabinet colleague James Purnell, but the had separated by October 1998. His current partner

is Justine Thornton, a former child actress and a Cambridge-educated barrister. They met in 2004, and live together in North London - where he grew up. They have one son, Daniel. He was recently reunited with one of his family relatives in Moscow. Was a huge supporter for Boston Red Sox and Leeds United.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Vell Baria

Spouse (1)

Justine Thornton (27 May 2011 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (3)

Adenoidal voice
Dark, intense eyes.
Tuft of grey hair.

Trivia (13)

He and his brother David Miliband are both Labour MPs and both stood for the leadership of the party in 2010.
Miliband became a speechwriter and researcher for Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Harriet Harman in 1993.
As a teenager, he reviewed films and plays on LBC Radio's Young London programme as one of its "Three O'Clock Reviewers", and worked as an intern to Tony Benn.
He was a violinist at school.
Likes "Desperate Housewives" and "Dallas".
He spent summer after his O-levels doing work experience with Tony Benn.
Is friends with Oona King since their days in Haverstock Comprehensive School.
Is friends with Mark Stears since his school days.
He once owned a pet hamster called 'Hammy'.
Aged 10 in 1978, a young Miliband won a Blue Peter badge and even appeared on the programme, reciting all of the British Prime Ministers since Sir Robert Walpole.
He lived in Boston at the age of 7 in 1975 where his dad is a lecturer in the USA.
He's involved in student activism during his days at Corpus Christi College at the University of Oxford.
As a teenager, his passions include computer games and puzzles.

Personal Quotes (6)

I wasn't a teenage rebel. On Wikipedia it says I was the lead singer in a punk band. I've left it on there because I wish it was true but it's not.
From then on I think I was aware of a vulnerability in him and that made me less rebellious. He had a serious heart-bypass when I was 21 and died when I was 24.
Have you noticed how uncomfortable David Cameron is when he has to talk about responsibility at the very top? He found it easy to be tough on you. VAT went up. He called it a tough decision. Tax credits were cut. He said they couldn't be afforded. Help paying for childcare was hit. He said it was the only thing he could do. When you have had to pay, it's always necessary, it's always permanent, it can never be reversed. And yet at the same time they are straining at the leash to cut the 50p tax rate for people earning over £3,000 a week. Only David Cameron could believe that you make ordinary families work harder by making them poorer and you make the rich work harder by making them richer. It's wrong. It's the wrong priority. It's based on the wrong values.
Now there are hard lessons here for my party which some won't like. Some of what happened in the 1980s was right. It was right to let people buy their council houses. It was right to cut tax rates of 60, 70, 80 percent. And it was right to change the rules on the closed shop, on strikes before ballots. These changes were right, and we were wrong to oppose it at the time.
I'm not Tony Blair. I'm not Gordon Brown either. Great men, who in their different ways, achieved great things. I'm my own man. And I'm going to do things my own way.
[on Margaret Thatcher] We disagree with much of what she did, as a Labour Party, but we can disagree and also hugely respect her extraordinary achievements and her extraordinary personal strength.

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