Ed Miliband was re-elected MP for Doncaster North on May 7th 2015 with 20708 votes, taking 52.4% of the vote.
An economics graduate, Miliband became a Labour party researcher and rose to become one of Chancellor Gordon Brown's confidantes and chairman of HM Treasury's Council of Economic Advisers. Miliband was elected Labour Member of Parliament for the South Yorkshire constituency of Doncaster North in the 2005 general election. Brown appointed him Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office in June 2007.
On 3 October 2008, Miliband was promoted to Secretary of State at the newly created Department of Energy and Climate Change.
After a brief career in television journalism, he became a speechwriter and researcher for Labour politician Harriet Harman in 1993, and then for Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown the following year. He was appointed chairman of HM Treasury's Council of Economic Advisers, directing the UK's long-term economic planning. In 2003-4, he spent a year's sabbatical at Harvard University, as a visiting lecturer in government.
In early 2005 he resigned from HM Treasury in order to stand for election and, in May, was elected to Parliament. In Tony Blair's cabinet reshuffle in May 2006 he was made the Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet Office.
In June 2007, he was appointed Cabinet Office minister in Gordon Brown's first cabinet. This made him and David Miliband the first brothers to serve in Cabinet since Edward and Oliver Stanley in 1938. He was also given the task of drafting Labour's manifesto for the next general election. Like all Cabinet members, Miliband was appointed to Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council as he works in close proximity to papers of state and the monarch.
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change: On 3 October 2008, Miliband was promoted to the cabinet with the portfolio and responsibility for the newly created government department, the Department of Energy and Climate Change as its Secretary of State after being moved in the cabinet reshuffle whereby previously he was Cabinet Office Minister.
On 25th September 2010 Ed was appointed Leader of the Labour Party and, as a consequence of the victory of Conservatives and Liberals at the 2010 election, Leader of the Opposition. Following Labour's loss to the Conservative Party at the general election, Miliband announced his resignation as leader on 8 May 2015 and instructed the party to put into motion the processes to elect a new leader.
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