Labour leadership results: Round by round

Ed Miliband beat his older brother to the Labour leadership by the slimmest of margins - thanks to the party's complex party voting system. In the first three rounds of voting David Miliband was ahead, but his brother closed the gap as the other candidates were eliminated. Here is a breakdown of results, round by round.

FIRST ROUND:

Diane Abbott: 7.42% (0.877% from MPs and MEPs, 2.447% from members, 4.093% from unions and affiliated societies)

Ed Balls: 11.79% (5.013% from MPs and MEPs, 3.371% from members, 3.411% from unions and societies)

Andy Burnham: 8.68% (3.008% from MPs and MEPs, 2.849% from members, 2.825% from unions and societies)

David Miliband: 37.78% (13.910% from MPs and MEPs, 14.688% from members, 9.182% from unions and societies)

Ed Miliband: 34.33% (10.526% from MPs and MEPs, 9.978% from members, 13.821% from unions and societies)

As no candidate got more than 50% overall, Diane Abbott was eliminated and her second preference votes redistributed.

SECOND ROUND:

Ed Balls: 13.3% (5.171% from MPs and MEPs , 4.224% from members, 3.829% from unions and affiliated societies)

Andy Burnham: 10.41% ( 3.03% from MPs and MEPs, 3.298% from members, 4.078% from unions and affiliated societies)

David Miliband: 38.89% (14.015% from MPs and MEPs , 15.076% from members, 9.799% from unions and affiliated societies)

Ed Miliband: 37.47% (11.111% from MPs and MEPs , 11.13% from members, 15.231% from unions and affiliated societies)

As no candidate got more than 50% overall, Andy Burnham was eliminated and his votes redistributed according to preferences.

THIRD ROUND:

Ed Balls: 16.02% (5.429% from MPs and MEPs, 4.823% from members, 5.76% from unions and affiliated societies)

David Miliband: 42.72% (15.783% from MPs and MEPs, 16.076% from members, 10.861% from unions and affiliated societies)

Ed Miliband: 41.26% (12.121% from MPs and MEPs , 12.424% from members, 16.706% from unions and affiliated societies)

As no candidate got more than 50% overall, Ed Balls was eliminated and his votes redistributed according to preferences.

FOURTH ROUND:

David Miliband 49.35 (17.812 from MPs and MEPs, 18.135 from members, 13.40 from unions and affiliated societies)

Ed Miliband 50.65 (15.522 from MPs and MEPs, 15.198 from members, 19.934 from unions and affiliated societies)

Ed Miliband passed the 50% threshold and was declared the winner.

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