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Ed Miliband: Wife Justine was 'too cool' for me

Labour leader Ed Miliband said his wife would have been “too cool” for him at school.

The couple visited her old school in Nottingham today and it emerged Justine once jumped out of a window in order to avoid a teacher spotting her with lipstick and that she got detentions for wearing a purple coat instead of the regulation black one.

Asked by ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship whether he would have spotted Justine had they gone to school together, Miliband said: “I would definitely have locked eyes on her.

“But I think she wouldn’t have had any time for me… [she] was obviously too cool – this is what I now realise.”

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