Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP

ED MILIBAND

Ed Miliband was born in 1969. He studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford and later took time out of politics to gain a MA in Economics at the London School of Economics and spend time as a visiting scholar at the Centre for European Studies of Harvard University in 2002/3.

In 1993, while working as a television journalist, he was recruited as a researcher for the Labour Party’s shadow Treasury team, working for Harriet Harman MP. He served under Gordon Brown both in Opposition and Government, later becoming chairman of the Treasury’s Council of Economic Advisers.

He was elected MP for Doncaster North in 2005, serving as Minister for the Third Sector from 2006 and Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change from October 2008. Since his election as Leader of the Labour Party in September 2010, he has set out his vision of ‘One Nation Labour,’ which emphasises building a society where everybody has a stake, where benefits and burdens are fairly shared, and where we protect the institutions that make us who we are, from our NHS to the United Kingdom.