Ed Miliband’s career summed up in 16 pictures

Ed Miliband’s career summed up in 16 pictures

1. As a treasury adviser in 2004 with then-Chancellor Gordon Brown

(John Stillwell/PA)(John Stillwell/PA)

2. After he’d been elected and was serving as Cabinet Parliamentary Secretary

Ed Miliband in the background of a picture with Tony Blair in 2007The other guy is Tony Blair (Alastair Grant/PA)

3. Ed Miliband and brother David served together in cabinet under Gordon Brown

New Foreign Secretary David Miliband (left) and his brother, Secretary for the Cabinet Office Ed Miliband,(Stefan Rousseau/PA)

4. Ed became the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Ed Miliband, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change2009 (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

5. So he got to do things like walk through fields near a wind farm

Ed Miliband the Secretary of State for Energy at the Little Cheyne Court wind Farm, which he officially opened on the Romney Marshes in Kent, this morning.2009 (John Stillwell/PA)

6. And when Labour lost the 2010 election, Ed threw his name in the hat to become leader

Ed Miliband when he started his campaign to become Labour leader in May 2010(Chris Radburn/PA)

7. He eventually defeated the other candidates, including his brother David who was seen by most as the more likely winner

Ed Miliband, (right), hugs brother David after winning the race to become the new leader of the Labour Party(Dave Thompson/PA)

8. Did he have five years from when he took the job to get to Number 10?

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband watches the opening session of the Labour Party's annual conferenceSeptember 2010 (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

9. Photo opps haven’t always been plain sailing

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband(Stefan Rousseau/PA)

10. … You remember that bacon sandwich picture don’t you

11. He proved a worthy opponent during Prime Minister’s Questions, taking the coalition to task

Ed Miliband during PMQs(PA)

12. But he was dogged about the previous Labour government’s record in office and the relationship with his brother after the leadership campaign

Ed Miliband(Dave Thompson/PA)

13. During the 2015 election campaign, Miliband increased his number of votes in Doncaster – but it was of small comfort considering Labour’s night

Ed Miliband)(Chris Radburn/PA)

14. He started May 7 feeling confident, repeating chances of taking power

Ed Miliband and wife Justine(Chris Radburn/PA)

15. When his own result came, his personal victory was hollow given how Labour had suffered

Ed Miliband (Jon Super/AP/PA)

16. In his ‘victory’ speech at Doncaster Racecourse, he described the night as a “very disappointing and difficult night for the Labour party”

Ed Miliband with his eyes shut(Jon Super/AP/PA)

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