Ed Miliband receives make-up before television appearence
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48hrs with new Labour leader, Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband will take to the stage and deliver his first formal conference speech as Labour leader on Tuesday.

Just a few months ago such an outcome would have appeared far-fetched as the betting was heavily in favour of David Miliband.

So the new leader has a crucial job to map out a new direction for the party.

He has already insisted that Labour will not take a 'lurch to the left'.

Deputy political editor James Landale has been following Ed Miliband during the first 48 hours of his leadership.

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