Ed Miliband was re-elected MP for Doncaster North in May 2010 with a majority of 10,909. He was elected the leader of the Labour party in September 2010 and is now the leader of the opposition.
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.
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