Ed Miliband: 'I would have served under brother David'

29/09/10

Ed Miliband

Labour leader Ed Miliband, 40, has told Newsbeat he would have worked under older brother David if he'd won the party's leadership contest.

The MP for Doncaster North became Labour leader after winning the ballot of MPs, party members and trade unionists by 1%.

On Wednesday afternoon, David announced he needs to "recharge his batteries" away from frontline politics. As a result he will not serve in his brother's shadow cabinet.

Newsbeat presenter Tulip Mazumdar spoke to Ed Miliband on Wednesday morning, before his announcement.

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David Miliband
Image caption David Miliband had been the favourite to win the Labour leadership contest
I give him space and absolutely say that he's right to be spending a bit of time thinking about what's right for him and I 100% respect that decision
Ed Miliband
Labour leader