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Vote Ed Miliband

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Ed Miliband was in brilliant form on Friday lunchtime when he addressed a full house at the Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre. It is becoming clearer by the day that he is the only change candidate of the five standing for the Labour leadership and I sense the only one who can really take on Cameron.

When the PM's private conversations are leaked telling us he fears David Miliband it shows you that actually he fears his brother more. It was the same in 2005 when Cameron went up against Ken Clarke and David Davis, the Labour party said they feared Ken but actually they feared David C more and so it has proved. 

Voting forms will be distributed later this week and the key will how Labour party members rank their second and third votes. As Harriet Harman proved in the deputy leadership contest, it can go down to the wire; she was behind until the final vote and just inched past Alan Johnson by a decimal point or two.

In the end, politics is intensely personal. The old Secretaries of State who are lining up for David Miliband are as interested in their peerages or positions in the shadow Cabinet as in who will make the best leader. I've seen it all before.
If Neil Kinnock thinks Ed Miliband is the best candidate that is good enough for me but it was good enough for me when I saw his commitment at close quarters to Climate Change when he was Secretary of the State.    


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