Sunday 11 December 2016

Ed Miliband tweets: 'The responsibility for the result is mine alone'

Published 08/05/2015 | 11:31

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband at Doncaster Racecourse after retaining his seat in the General Election. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Labour Party leader Ed Miliband at Doncaster Racecourse after retaining his seat in the General Election. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Labour leader Ed Miliband has accepted responsibility for his party's disappointing performance in the UK General Election. Defeats are hard, but we’re a party that will never stop fighting for the working people of this country.

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In a series of tweets posted after 10.30am this morning and after he was seen entering his party's headquarters, Mr Miliband paid tribute to his campaign staff.

"I’ve just thanked Labour’s staff. They are a credit to our party, and, driven by a passion to serve, they are a credit to our country," he said.

"I am grateful to the people who worked on our campaign and for the campaign they ran. The responsibility for the result is mine alone.

"Defeats are hard, but we’re a party that will never stop fighting for the working people of this country," he said.

Speculation surrounding Mr Miliband's position as leader of Labour continues to mount.

The party now have less seats than when they were under Gordon Brown's leadership.

As of yet, nobody has called on Mr Milliband to resign.

It is thought the party will win 238 seats - the Conservative Party are on course to win 328 seats, according to a Sky News projection, which will allow them form a majority government.

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