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8 May 2015updated 25 Jul 2021 6:39am

David Miliband: “My heart goes out to Ed“

The now former Labour leader's brother gives a short message of support.

By Anoosh Chakelian

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”:

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