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Ed Miliband's relationship with his brother David was "strained" and " has still not healed", almost five years after he beat him to the Labour leadership, he has admitted during a live Q&A session.
But Mr Miliband said he believed he had done a better job than his older sibling would have as the head of the party.
David Cameron and Ed Miliband have taken part in the first interview and Q&A show ahead of the General Election.
Below are the key points from both leaders.
- Admitted that he would not be able to live on an exclusive zero-hours contract.
- Said the UK was "immeasurably stronger" after five years of his premiership and claimed that "we've turned the economy round".
- Accepted that his Government had failed to meet the "no ifs no buts" pledge he made in 2010 to get net immigration down.
- Insisted he would serve "every day of a full second term" if re-elected in May.
- Pressed on further cuts to the welfare budget he said: "We know there will be difficult decisions and we will have to go through every part of the welfare budget."
- Miliband said his relationship with brother David was still "healing" after their bruising battle for the Labour leadership.
- He said wealth creation is an incredibly important part of building a more prosperous society and a fairer society.
- Mr Miliband said democratic socialism remained an important Labour value.
- Firmly defended his decision to rule out an in/out EU referendum, arguing that it was not a priority for the country.
- Refused to put a figure on a maximum population for the country and admitted Labour "got it wrong" on immigration.
Ed Miliband said the Prime Minister "cannot defend his record" and he "will fight for working families" after taking part in the Battle for Number 10 interview and Q&A.
Thanks to everyone who watched tonight. We saw the choice on May 7th: Cameron can't defend his record, I will fight for working families.
David Cameron has tweeted "our plan is working" and "let's keep going" after taking part in the first series of leaders programmes ahead of the General Election.
An ICM opinion poll for The Guardian found that 54% of those questioned thought David Cameron "won" the Battle for Number 10 interview show, with 46% choosing Ed Miliband.
Comparing how the two leaders fared on Twitter during their sessions with Jeremy Paxman and Kay Burley, Mr Miliband was mentioned in 95,032 tweets while Mr Cameron in just 77,482 up to the time he finished his audience Q&A.
Some 1,123 people who had watched the Battle for Number 10 programme responded to ICM's poll within minutes of its conclusion.
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has mocked Ed Miliband after he was mentioned twice during tonight's Q&A session.
Thanks for 2 mentions, Ed Miliband. Only met once for all of 2 minutes when you embarrassed me with over the top flattery.
MPs have rushed to claim a first round victory after David Cameron and Ed Miliband faced the first Q&A election set piece.
No knockout, but a clear win on points. Ed was candid, funny, tough. Hell, he even roughed up Paxo a bit #BatleForNumber10
Labour Leader Ed Miliband says that he is 'tough enough' to be Prime Minister. He was responded to how the public might look at his persona by saying "hell yes I'm tough enough".
Ed Miliband says he is determined to get an overall majority at the General Election.
He was responding to questions over how he might need to work with Alex Salmond in forming a new government, were he in a position to do so.
He said: "I'm not going to get into a bargaining game with Alex Salmond."