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#Milifandom: how Ed got hot

The Labour party's greatest weakness is gradually being neutralised

By Josh Lowe  

Ed Miliband fixes another adoring audience with a smouldering stare. © Danny Lawson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Yesterday, BuzzFeed broke possibly the strangest story of the election campaign. It turns out that Ed Miliband has a smallish but committed following of teenage girls, who call themselves the #Milifandom. Here are some of the things they say about him:

Ed Milifandom. I have found a sense of purpose now.

— エリザベス liz (@elizstaples) April 16, 2015


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