Month: January 2019

Ed Miliband – A Personal Perspective

Ed Miliband Personal Perspective

Being a public figure or politician is about having opinions and understanding various perspectives about the underlying issues which one could face in a scenario. And the ability to view these perspectives is shaped by a series of life events a person undergoes and experiences first hand. It depends on the environment, the people, the actions and the consequences faced by them which transforms their personality. To know Ed Miliband, here is a summary of the personal perspective of his life to see how his life transformed him into this amazing politician. This includes his life before he went into the politics and the ”behind the scenes view” of a British politician besides his shining political career. 

Early Life

Ed Miliband was born on 24th December 1969 in Central London’s district Fitzrovia. His parents were Marion Kozak and Ralph Miliband, who were Polish and Jewish Immigrants who got in central London during World War II from Brussels, Belgium. He is the younger one among his siblings. His mother is a social activist as well as a CND member. The father had a Belgian origin of the same ethnicity and he was a Marxism intellectual. They had residency in Edin Street of the Primrose Hill, London. The house is still in possession of Ed’s elder sibling David Miliband. Ed Miliband’s father was at the London School of Economics but left the position of an academic there in 1972 to get in University of Leeds as a Professor in Political Department. The family came to Leeds as well in 1873 where Ed started going to school in Featherbank Infant School, Horsforth from 1974 to 1977. He grew a fanship in his heart for Leeds United as well during that phase. Because of the nature of his father’s job, he visited America twice and said it was his happiest time knowing the American Cuture and getting familliar with football.


After the infant school, Ed Miliband attended the Primrose Hill Primary School in Camden. Then he attended a school in Chalk Farm, the Haverstock Comprehensive School between the years 1981 to 1989. He also had an artistic side as he learned to play the violin during the school and also used to review films and plays.

He got an internship at Tony Benn’s office who was the Chesterfield’s MP at the time, as soon as Ed Miliband completed his O-Levels. Ed pursued four A levels including Mathematics, English, Further Mathematics and Physics. For his Bachelor of Arts degree from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, he chose Philosophy, Politics and Economics. But dropped Philosophy in his second year and got his upper second class degree. He also got into college politics and ran in elections at his first year, where he elected the JCR President and ran campaigns for the benefit of the students.

A Harvard Scholar


He was doing a job in 2002 at HM Treasury and then got an unpaid sabbatical for about 12 month because Harvard offered him an opportunity to be a visiting faculty at the Center for European Studies for two semesters. He enjoyed his time at Harvard teaching economics for two semesters and got an extension and taught another course for one semester which was about the politics of social justice. His time as the visiting faculty opened many other gateways for him during the tenure where he met Senator John Kerry as well as Brown. As he returned from Harvard, in 2004 he was promoted to the Chairman of HM Treasury Council of Economic Advisers in order to shape a long term economic planning of the state.

Life Events

Ed Miliband met with Justine Thornton, his recent spouse in 2002 and shared residency in North London. They got engaged in 2010 and got married in 2011. Ed Miliband and his barrister wife Justine Thornton have two adorable sons Daniel and Samuel. They were born in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Miliband is The Labour Party’s proud first Jewish origin leader. Although he has mixed opinions about his religion. He calls himself a Jewish Athiest and describes it as sometimes he feels intimately in connection with it whereas other times it feels like a completely different perspective.

About – Who is Ed Miliband?

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A wonderful state rises when a pool of great people unite, collaborate and discuss how it could be made better. A well established state is not only a piece of land with all the monetary and regulatory policies, it is about the people who make these policies and make the pieces of land more than that, a better place for the citizens. Ed Miliband is none other than one of those people who stand for something bigger than themselves. Someone who knows what is better for the state, and is willing to stand by it no matter what happens.

About Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband, also known as Edward Samuel Miliband is a British Politician who served under many phases during his tenure. He was the leader of the Labour party as well as acted as an Opposition Leader to the crown for five years after 2010. He was elected as a member of Parliament and was reelected thrice Doncaster North in the years 2005, 2010, 2015 and 2017 respectively. During the tenure of Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Ed Miliband served as a Cabinet member in the year 2007-2010.

A British Politician

Miliband entered politics by being elected in 2005 o the House of Commons. Then in May 2006, he was promoted to the Parliamentary Secretary in the Cabinet by Prime Minister Tony Blaire in 2006. After the initiation of Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Era, Ed Miliband was appointed in 2007 as the Minister of cabinet office as well as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lanchester. And then in 2008-10, he was led to a further promotion as the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.
Ed Miliband won the election for replacement after the resignation of Brown in 2010 as Leader of Labour Party. He was responsible for a major shift in the policies of the party as he was a very powerful and opinionated leader. The party underwent many elections during his leadership. Finally, in 2015 when the Labour Party was defeated by the Conservative Party in the general elections, Miliband resigned in May 2015 and Jeremy Corbyn replaced him.

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A British Parliamentarian

After the joining in 2005, Edward Miliband wilfully resigned from the HM Treasury as his role in the advisory in order to participate in the elections. The acting MP of the Doncaster North from the Labour Party at that time as Kevin Hughes, who has to leave the position because of the diagnosis of his motor neuron disease. After that, Ed Miliband stood in the elections against Michael Dugher, who was at that time a SPAD for Geoff Hoon, The Secretarty of Defence. Ed was successfuly elected in that campaign in May 2005, and had a heavy majority of 12,656 votes. In 2006 when Prime Minister Tony Blaire decided to do a reshuffle, Ed held the position of parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet Office. He was responsible for the charitable and voluntary organizations as the acting Minister for the third sector.

An Independent Political Activist

After the official resignation, Miliband was indulged in independent political activism. He stood in favor of equality, as well as supported the Paris Climate Change Agreement. In the Brexit Fiasco, Ed remained in favor of the remain in the European Union Referendum and actively campaigned for the Remain vote as well. After the results of the referendum came out, Ed Miliband went against Jeremy Corbyn despite his previous support and called him to step down from the position in 2016. Miliband was also a supporter of the next candidate challenging, Owen Smith. Miliband accepted an unpaid position at the Politica Quarterly Journal’s editorial board in 2016. He also showed his political interest in the Sky Telecommunications takeover bid by Rupert Murdoch where he supported the inquiry by Ofcom and criticised the role and intentions of Murdoch.