With Labour more reliant on large one-off donations from unions, the Unite general secretary is in a stronger position to push for policy changes.
Personal ratings are often a better predictor of the election result than voting intentions.
Refounding Labour was the biggest shake up of the rulebook since the party was formed.
By denouncing the government for still allowing some families to "live a life on welfare", the party has begun an arms race it can only lose.
The New Statesman contributor is chosen to contest the marginal seat currently held by John Denham.
Miliband predicts that there will not be a coalition government after the next election and says this could be "a great prize for the Tories".
For a leader who clearly favours consensus over conflict, Miliband will need to get used to saying 'no' to groups and lobbies who have previously enjoyed an easy ride with Labour.
One radical option under discussion is to merge the role of election co-ordinator with that of policy co-ordinator.
The party celebrates after winning a seat off the Greens in one of the safest wards in Lucas's constituency.
High-quality childcare should be seen by government as an issue for business and a key infrastructure priority. But ministers have nothing to say on the subject.