First pictures of Ed Miliband's new son published

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Ed Miliband said he was "overjoyed" by the birth

The first pictures of Ed Miliband with his newly born son Samuel have been published.

Justine Thornton, the Labour leader's partner, gave birth to the couple's second son on Sunday night.

Mr Miliband is in the middle of two weeks paternity leave and missed prime minister's questions on Wednesday.

During the session, both Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman offered the couple their best wishes.

Speaking on Monday, Mr Miliband said the couple were "overjoyed and delighted" by the birth.

The couple have one other son, Daniel.