Ed Miliband


Ed Miliband

Infobox MP
honorific-prefix = The Right Honourable
name = Ed Miliband
honorific-suffix = MP


caption = Ed Miliband speaking at the 2007 Labour Party conference.

office =Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
primeminister = Gordon Brown
predecessor = new department
successor = Incumbent
term_start = 03 October 2008
term_end =
office1 = Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
predecessor1 = Hilary Armstrong
successor1 = Liam Byrne
term_start1 = 28 June 2007
term_end1 = 03 October 2008
constituency_MP2 = Doncaster North
parliament2 =
majority2 = 12,656 (40.1%)
predecessor2 = Kevin Hughes
successor2 = Incumbent
term_start2 = 5 May 2005
term_end2 =
birth_date = Birth date and age|1969|12|24|df=yes
birth_place = St Pancras, London, England
death_date =
death_place =
nationality = British
spouse =
party = Labour
relations =
children =
residence =
alma_mater = Corpus Christi College, Oxford
occupation =
profession =
religion = Judaism


website =
footnotes =

Edward Samuel Miliband (born 24 December 1969, St Pancras, England) is a British economist and politician. He has been chairman of the Treasury's Council of Economic Advisers, which directs the UK's long-term economic planning. He was elected Labour Member of Parliament for the South Yorkshire constituency of Doncaster North in the 2005 general election. He was appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office on 28 June 2007 making him and his brother David Miliband the first brothers to serve in Cabinet since Edward and Oliver Stanley in 1938. Miliband was also appointed to the Privy Council as he works in close proximity to papers of state and The Queen. On 3 October 2008, Miliband was promoted to Secretary of State at the newly created Department of Energy and Climate Change at Cabinet level.

Early life

Miliband is the son of Marion Kozak and the late Marxist theorist Ralph Miliband (son of Polish-Jewish parents from Warsaw) who fled Belgium during the Second World War. He went to Haverstock Comprehensive School (now called Haverstock School Business & Enterprise College) on "Haverstock Hill" in Chalk Farm. He read PPE at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and Economics at the London School of Economics. As a teenager, he reviewed films and plays on LBC Radio's Young London programme as one of its "Three o'Clock Reviewers".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 Gordon Brown the following year. In 2003–4, he spent a year's sabbatical at Harvard University, as a visiting lecturer in government.

In government

In early 2005 he resigned from HM Treasury and, in May, was elected to Parliament. In Tony Blair's cabinet reshuffle of 5 May 2006 he was made the Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet Office. [cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4976414.stm|title=At-a-glance: Tony Blair reshuffle|date=2006-05-05|publisher=BBC News]

In June 2007, he was appointed Cabinet Office minister in Gordon Brown's first Prime Ministerial cabinet and given the task of drafting Labour's manifesto for the next general election. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6247502.stm BBC NEWS | Politics | Brown unveils huge Cabinet revamp ] ]

On 3 October 2008, Ed 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. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7648551.stm Brown's Reshuffle BBC] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.edmilibandmp.com Ed Miliband, MP for Doncaster North] The website of Ed Miliband MP.
* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/person/0,9290,-8711,00.html Ed Miliband MP] on "The Guardian"’s Ask Aristotle
* [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/edward_miliband/doncaster_north Ed Miliband MP] on TheyWorkForYou.com
* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/weekend/story/0,3605,1156723,00.html In the house of the rising sons] , 28 February 2004 article about the Miliband family from "The Guardian"
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/mpdb/html/195.stm BBC Politics]
* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/jul/12/edmiliband.labour Ed Miliband: Band of Brothers]


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