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Ed Miliband new UK Labour leader

Britains former Energy secretary Ed Miliband has been voted the new leader of the opposition Labour party. He beat his older brother David Miliband into second place passing the 50 per cent winning line by a hairs breadth. The result was announced as the partys annual conference got underway in Manchester.

And among the speeches, the focus was on unifying a party that, under Gordon Brown, suffered a shattering defeat in Mays election after 13 years in power. The 40 year old is seen as leaning further to the left than his brother, securing him the support of the trade union vote. He has proposed higher taxes especially for banks to help reduce Britains massive budget deficit.