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A Biography of David Miliband

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David Miliband was born 15 July 1965 in London. He is the eldest son of Jewish immigrants who fled from Belgium during World War II.

A Biography of David Miliband


Miliband attended schools in London, Leeds and also Boston, Massachusetts before going to Haverstock Comprehensive School in North London.

Miliband then moved on to Corpus Christi College, Oxford where he studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He achieved a First Class Honours Degree, which is surprising considering he got 3 B grades and a D in his A-level exams.

In 1988, Miliband took an S.M. degree in Political Science at MIT.

David Miliband’s Early Career

Miliband first worked at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. Between 1989 and 1994. he worked at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) as a research fellow and policy analyst.

In 1994, Tony Blair made Miliband his Head of Policy and played a large part in preparing the Labour Party’s manifesto for the 1997 General Election.

Between Labour’s election victory in 1997 and 2001, Miliband held the position of Head of the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit.

Election to Parliament and Appointment to the Cabinet

Miliband became a Member of Parliament (MP) in the 2001 election for the constituency of South Shields. After a year he became School Minister, a junior position within the Department for Education and Skills.

In May 2005, after the Labour Party’s third consecutive election victory, Miliband became a member of the Cabinet as the Minister of State for Communities and Local Government. At the time, this was a newly created cabinet-level post. Miliband was made a Privy Councillor, as opposed to a Secretary of State, but was still a full member of the Cabinet.

On 5 May 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair made a major cabinet reshuffle and Miliband replaced Margaret Beckett as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. During his time in this position, Miliband called upon all 27 European Union (EU) member states to aim to cut emissions by 30% by 2020.

Miliband as Foreign Secretary

David Miliband was promoted to the position of Foreign Secretary on 28 June 2007, the day after Gordon Brown became Prime Minister following Tony Blair’s resignation.

In December 2007, Miliband stood in for Gordon Brown during the official signing ceremony of the Treaty of Lisbon.

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