Ed Miliband

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The Right Honourable Ed Miliband MP

Ed Miliband in 2010

Incumbent
Assumed office 
25 September 2010
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister David Cameron
Deputy Harriet Harman
Preceded by Harriet Harman

In office
25 September 2010 – 8 May 2015
Deputy Harriet Harman
Preceded by Gordon Brown

In office
3 October 2008 – 11 May 2010
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Preceded by Office created
Succeeded by Chris Huhne

In office
28 June 2007 – 3 October 2008
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Preceded by Hilary Armstrong
Succeeded by Liam Byrne

In office
6 May 2006 – 28 June 2007
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Phil Woolas
Succeeded by Phil Hope

Incumbent
Assumed office 
5 May 2005
Preceded by Kevin Hughes
Majority 10,909 (26.3%)

Born 24 December 1969 (1969-12-24) (age 50)
London, United Kingdom
Nationality Jewish
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Justine Thornton
(m. 2011–present)
Relations Ralph Miliband (father)
Marion Kozak (mother)
David Miliband (brother)
Children 2 sons
Alma mater Corpus Christi College, Oxford
London School of Economics
Religion None (atheist)[1]

Edward Samuel Miliband (born 24 December 1969) is a Zionist Jewish Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom, and the Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition 2010 to May 8, 2015. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Doncaster North since 2005 and served in the Cabinet from 2007 to 2010 under Prime Minister Gordon Brown. He and his brother, David Miliband, were the first siblings to sit in the Cabinet simultaneously since Edward, Lord Stanley, and Oliver Stanley in 1938. He is the most expensive man in Britain's history.[2]

He has been fighting to oppose boycotts to Israel, protect circumcision, and protect Jewish ritual slaughter. He self-identifies as a Zionist and says he takes anti-semitism "very seriously".[3][4][5]

Born in University College Hospital on Hunter Street, Camden, Miliband is the younger son of immigrant parents.[6][7] His mother, Marion Kozak, a human rights campaigner and early CND member, is a Polish Jew who survived the Holocaust thanks to being protected by Poles.[8] His father, Ralph Miliband, was a Belgian-born Marxist academic of Polish Jewish origin who fled with his parents to England during World War II.[9][10][11] The family lived on Edis Street in Primrose Hill, north London. His older brother, David Miliband, still owns the house today.[12]

In 2014, Miliband said he wanted to be "first Jewish Prime Minister of Britain", however Miliband claims to be an atheist. If Judaism is "just a religion", why does an atheist want to be the "first jewish prime minister of Britain"?[13]

Nose job

Before and after.[14]

In 2011 Miliband underwent surgery on his nose, ostensibly to correct a deviated septum and alleviate snoring.[15]

2015 general election

Due to the defeat in the 2015 British election Miliband decided to step down as a Party leader of Labour. Also stating: "The party now needed an “open and honest debate” about the best way of rebuilding after the heavy losses, particularly to the Scottish National party."[16]

References

  1. "Ed Miliband: I don't believe in God". The Daily Telegraph (London). 29 September 2010. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/ed-miliband/8032163/Ed-Miliband-I-dont-believe-in-God.html. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  2. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/11171445/Ed-Miliband-and-Baroness-Worthington-the-most-expensive-man-and-woman-in-Britains-history.html
  3. http://unityofnobility.com/2013/03/09/british-labour-traitor-leader-pledges-to-oppose-israeli-boycotts/
  4. http://forward.com/articles/172599/british-labour-leader-ed-miliband-vows-to-back-isr/
  5. http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/103221/ed-miliband-im-a-zionist-and-oppose-boycotts-israel
  6. A New Generation – The Labour Party
  7. Ed Miliband sets out his leadership vision in keynote Labour conference speech 2 October 2012 – Matt Packer. professionalmanager.co.uk
  8. Tchorek, Kamil (24 June 2009). "David Miliband visits family grave in Poland". The Times (London). http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article1943608.ece. Retrieved 20 May 2013. (subscription required)
  9. "Ed Miliband: Labour leader's 2010 conference speech in full". BBC News. 28 September 2010. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11426411. 
  10. Beckett, Andy (28 February 2004). "In the house of the rising sons". The Guardian (London). http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2004/feb/28/schools.labour. 
  11. Tim Walker. Labour leader Ed Miliband talks about his Jewish heritage The Telegraph. May 24, 2012. Accessed September 7, 2013.
  12. Crick, Michael (23 September 2010). "What influence did Ralph Miliband have on his sons?". Newsnight. BBC.
  13. http://www.dailystormer.com/if-judaism-is-just-a-religion-why-does-an-atheist-want-to-be-the-first-jewish-prime-minister-of-britain/
  14. Eleanor Harding. Ed Miliband the boxer: The mystery of Labour leader's 'bizarre' sunken nose Daily Mail. January 20, 2012. Accessed September 7, 2013.
  15. Labour leader Ed Miliband has a nose op, but he'll still sound familiar Daily Mail. July 28, 2011. Accessed September 4, 2013.
  16. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/08/ed-miliband-to-resign-as-labour-leader

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