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