Ed Miliband has been the Labour MP for Doncaster North since May 2005, in 2017 Ed was re-elected with an increased majority. Born in London in 1969, he attended Corpus Christi College, Oxford, as well as London School of Economics. In 1993 Ed began working for Labour’s shadow Treasury team under Harriet Harman and then Gordon Brown. In 2005 he ran and was elected as the MP for Doncaster North. Ed served as Minister for the Cabinet Office under Gordon Brown in 2007 and then as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change from 2008 to 2010. He was Leader of the Labour Party in Opposition from 2010 to 2015.
In 2016, with the BBC, Ed investigated the practises of rent-to-own companies, such as Brighthouse, who have since been ordered to pay £14.8 million in compensation following the firm’s ‘irresponsible lending’. Ed is also involved in the campaign against the current HS2 route that threatens the Shimmer Estate in Mexborough, and since 2018 he has been on the panel of housing charity Shelter’s Social Housing Commission which was set up following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
As well as his Parliamentary work, Ed is the co-host of popular current affairs podcast ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’, and has guest hosted the Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2.