Ed Miliband Confirms Labour Leadership Bid

"Ed Miliband announced today he would stand against his brother David in the Labour leadership contest. The former secretary for climate change launched his bid to lead the party in a speech distancing himself from the previous government and setting out his “idealist” vision for the future of Labour. Miliband, 40, told an audience at the Fabian Society, a Labour think tank, that the party had lost touch with its “values and people"". He also criticised the party’s recent record on civil liberties, citing the ID cards scheme, and claimed its election campaign suffered from having “too many men and not enough women”. He said: ""We will learn from our mistakes, we will be part of your values again, we will be part of your community again, and we will work with you to create the country we want to see. "