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Joey Essex question leaves Ed Miliband stumped

Ex-Labour leader Ed Miliband has deflected a question from reality TV star Joey Essex, by asking young voters to answer a question on his behalf at a campaign rally.

Mr Essex had questioned Mr Miliband about the French "nicking our fish" at a Remain campaign event, and raised concerns of friends - who work at Billingsgate fish market - about French trawlers.

Mr Miliband initially asked four young voters to answer the question on his behalf.

He said: "This is a politician's way of.. hospital pass here".

Mr Essex was among a specially invited audience in north London to hear Mr Miliband warn young voters they needed to register in order to stop the UK leaving the EU.

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Ed Miliband calls for end to tax secrecy

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband has called for an end to the "secrecy and abuses" of tax havens.

Speaking on ITV's The Agenda with Tom Bradby, Mr Miliband called for sweeping changes to the UK's tax policy, including ending non-domiciled status, which allows some British citizens resident abroad to limit the tax they pay on foreign earnings.

"We go on about Panama - the top country in the world for tax avoidance is the UK," he said.

Mr Miliband also stood up for David Cameron, who has faced intense criticism over benefiting from his father's investment fund.

"I understand the prime minister defending his father and I understand it was upsetting for him," he said.

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Former Labour leader Ed Miliband returns to Commons

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband returned to the Commons today to listen to a debate on recent allegations of corruption at Fifa.

Ed Miliband smiles at a colleague in the Commons

Although relegated from the front to the backbenches, Mr Miliband appeared to be in good spirits although at one point he did look a little glum.

Mr Miliband's expression becomes serious as he listens to the debate

Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg chat as they are sworn in

Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg were seen deep in conversation as the two former leaders were sworn in as MPs today.

Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg appear in deep conversation in the Commons. Credit: ITV News

Mr Miliband - fresh from a holiday after his election loss and subsequent resignation - appeared to skip the queue to join Mr Clegg, who also quit in the wake of the Liberal Democrats' disastrous defeat.

Mr Clegg was also seen speaking to Alex Salmond, the former First Minister of Scotland and the new MP for Gordon.

Before any of the 650 MPs can take part in a debate or vote in the House of Commons, they must swear an oath of allegiance to the Crown.

David Miliband: My heart goes out to Labour and Ed

Ed Miliband's brother, David, has sent his commiserations to Labour after the general election loss.

Ed beat his older brother to the Labour leadership in 2010.

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