Ed Miliband becomes Labour Party leader

Ed Miliband has been announced as the new leader of the Labour Party ahead of their party conference in Manchester.

He beat brother David by the wafer thin margin of 50.65% to 49.35% after second, third and fourth preference votes came into play.

Ed Balls was third, Andy Burnham fourth and Diane Abbott last in the ballot of Labour members and trade unionists.

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