Ed Miliband is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, in office since 16th March 2016, and Leader of the British Labour Party since September 2010. He has been a Member of Parliament (MP) for Doncaster North since 2005.
Miliband was born in London, before Miliband graduating from Corpus Christi College at the University of Oxford, and the London School of Economics, after which he became first a television journalist, a Labour Party researcher and a visiting scholar at Harvard University before rising to become one of Chancellor Gordon Brown's confidants and Chairman of HM Treasury's Council of Economic Advisers.
Miliband was elected to parliament in 2005. Prime Minister Tony Blair made Miliband Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet Office in May 2006 and when Gordon Brown became Prime Minister in 2007, he appointed Miliband Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Miliband was subsequently promoted to the new post of Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, a position he held from 2008 to 2010.
After Labour was defeated in the 2010 general election, Brown resigned as leader and in September 2010, Miliband was elected Leader of the Labour Party. Miliband's tenure as Labour leader was characterised by a leftward shift in his party's policies and opposition to the Conservative–Liberal Democrat coalition government's cuts to the public sector. He led his party into several elections, including the 2014 European Parliament election and the 2015 general election. Following Labour's victory at the general election, Miliband was invited to form a Government in coalition with the Liberal Democrats.