Ed Miliband Wins Labor Party Leadership, Beating Out Brother

By Danna Harman (Haaretz)

Published September 26, 2010.
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The Labour party has a new leader and it’s a Miliband, yes - but not the one most had long been expecting.

Forty year old Ed Miliband narrowly beat his older brother David, 45, the former foreign secretary long believed to be the future party leader, by the wafer thin margin of 50.65 percent to 49.35 percent after four rounds of voting - becoming the 18th elected leader of the party.

“Today we draw a line under this contest and move forward united as a team,” Ed said after his victory, as he stepped up to replace Gordon Brown, who resigned in May after Labour lost to David Cameron and the Conservative party in national elections.

Read more at haaretz.com






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