Show Hide image UK 8 May 2015 David Miliband: "My heart goes out to Ed" The now former Labour leader's brother gives a short message of support. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML David Miliband has made a brief comment on Labour's defeat in the general election. He said on Twitter: "Heart goes out to great colleagues who lost seats, Labour teams who worked so hard and of course to Ed . . . Deep and honest thinking required to rebuild progressive politics." Ed Miliband ran against his brother for the Labour leadership in 2010. On 24 April, David Miliband - who now works for International Rescue in the US - tweeted a picture of his postal ballot, adding: "Proud to have voted #Labour. #Ed4PM." NS editor Jason Cowley describes Ed Miliband's defeat as a "personal disaster" and a "family tragedy": Ed Miliband to resign. A personal disaster and a family tragedy. A decent, principled man but he doesn't understand the present. #GE2015 — Jason Cowley (@JasonCowleyNS) May 8, 2015 › 10 delusions about the Labour defeat to watch out for Anoosh Chakelian is deputy web editor at the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles For the Ukip press officer I slept with, the European Union was Daddy As Donald Trump once asked, how do you impeach a President? Commons Confidential: What happened at Tom Watson's birthday party?