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Miliband dream of life on the buses

Published 27/04/2015 | 13:36

Ed Miliband wanted to be a bus conductor
Ed Miliband wanted to be a bus conductor

Ed Miliband has revealed his childhood dream was to become a London bus conductor.

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The Labour leader said a fascination with the ticket machines on the old-style vehicles had made him want the job.

Mr Miliband made the admission during a visit to Stockton-on-Tees, where he was asked by a young boy in the audience, Nelson Driscoll, what he wanted to be when he was seven years old.

He replied: "I wanted to be a bus conductor. I tell you why, because on the London buses there used to be these things where you used to turn around the ticket machine. I was particularly fascinated by that."

Mr Miliband is not the only party leader to have dreamed of being on the buses. Conservative former prime minister Sir John Major once failed a test to become a bus conductor.

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