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Ed Miliband leadership crisis: six failed political coups

By Alexander Brown  

Labour leader, Ed Miliband, has been fending off claims that his leadership is in crisis, with at least four MPs, including Ian Austin and Simon Danczuk reportedly telling David Watts, chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party, that Mr Miliband must go. Miliband is not the first party leader to face somewhat pathetic challenges to his leadership. Here are six other times when politicians tried and failed to remove their leader.

Honest Harold (Harold Wilson, Labour, 1963)

One of the more unique attempted coup stories began in 1963 when a Soviet defector claimed Harold Wilson was secretly a…

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