Ed Miliband – Getting into Politics


Ed Miliband had a relatively fast growth pace in his career as he had so many successes in little time period and got promoted much often because of his passion for politics. He had been through a lot through the time and got many different kinds of experiences during the process. He had political, academic as well as secondary roles in so many areas which eventually led to the position and respect he has these days. The roles he took during his career made him the man he is and added the relevant experiences to be a reliable, innovative and realistic politician any state would ever require. Take a look at the chronological sequence of events which led to the political career of Ed Miliband.

Phase 1 – Special Adviser

As soon as Ed Miliband graduated from the University of Oxford, he started his career in Channel 4 show named A Week in Politics. He was working under the co-presenter of the show Andrew Rawnsley as his fellow researcher for the political show in the media industry in 1992. After a year in 1993, he caught an eye of Harriet Harman, who was the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury and she asked Andrew Rawnsley if she could recruit Ed for the position of her speech writer as well as the policy researcher. A year went by, and Harriet Harman had to lose the chair when Tony Blaire replaced him as the Labour Leader, Miliband also got a promotion. He was moved on to work with Gordon Brown who was a Shadow Chancellor there in 1994. Brown suggested him to pursue further studies so he took admission in London School of Economics and got his Master of Science degree in Economics. As Labour won in 1997, Ed was promoted as a special advisor for Gordon Brown, the chancellor till 2002.

Phase 2 – Harvard

As the excellent success in career for Ed Miliband, he received an offer from Harvard to teach Economics to their students as a visiting faculty member for two semesters. Ed took leave from Brown and started his short spanned academic career, which he extended one more semester to teach another course from social politics. 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.

Phase 3 – Parliament


Ed learned a lot from his advisory job with Brown, but finally had to give it up for standing in the elections. he gave his full energy and complete efforts to the election campaign and won the first election he stood in. When he stood, the Labour MP for Doncaster North had to resign because of his disease diagnosis, and Ed Miliband won the elections with a heavy majority and thus got the seat. Brown also came to acknowledge the victory of his famous adviser and Ed Miliband got a seat in the Parliament.

Phase 4 – Cabinet

As Gordon Brown was elected for the Prime Minister in 2007, Ed Miliband got his position on the Cabinet as the Minister for cabinet office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lanchester. He and his brothers were first brothers to serve in cabinet together since 1938 as David Miliband was holding the position of Foreign Secretary. Ed Miliband also drafted the Labour party’s manifesto for the upcoming 2010 general elections in England. After two years in 2009, he was promoted as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate change and made some major announcements about the betterment of climatic conditions by cutting down the greenhouse emissions by the British government. He had some of the most influential changes in the policies and supported several energy projects that he was claimed to completely rewrite the Energy policy of UK for the future.

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