Ed Miliband: Eyeing up a move into 10 Downing Street

Ed Miliband has been leader of the opposition Labour party since beating his elder brother David to the position in 2010.

He is hoping to claim 10 Downing Street as his own come May - so here's what you need to know:

  • Age: 45

  • Job: Leader of the Labour Party and was MP for Doncaster North

  • Family: Lives with his wife Justine and two sons, Daniel and Sam

  • Background: Born in London on Christmas Eve, 1969, son of prominent Marxist Ralph Miliband and Marion Kozak

  • Education: Studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University

  • Became leader in: September 2010 after defeating older brother David in a dramatic leadership contest

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Memorable moments in opposition

  • Running against his brother David for the Labour leadership, and - after securing the support of the unions - winning

  • Becomes embroiled in a row with the Daily Mail after the paper published a critical article about his father

  • Helping to block UK military action in Syria

  • An image of him eating a bacon sandwich goes viral

  • Rumours of a leadership "coup" amid questions over his leadership

In pictures:

Ed Miliband with his wife Justine and sons, Daniel and Sam. Credit: Instagram/Ed Miliband
Miliband was a key member of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown's team. Credit: PA Wire
Ed Miliband is congratulated by his brother David after defeating him to become the Labour leader in 2010. Credit: PA Wire
Ed Miliband seen next to current Prime Minister David Cameron. Credit: PA Wire
Could Ed Miliband become Britain's next Prime Minister? Credit: PA Wire