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Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office - Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband has long been a member of Gordon Brown's inner circle of special advisers. He was previously the parliamentary secretary at the Cabinet Office.

His older brother David is also in the Cabinet, as the foreign secretary.

They are the first pair of brothers to sit in the Cabinet for nearly 80 years, since Sir Austen Chamberlain and his half-brother Neville were foreign secretary and health minister respectively in the 1929 Unionist government.

At the age of 37, and only two years after becoming an MP, Gordon Brown drafted him into his first Cabinet in June 2007, with responsibility for the beefed-up Cabinet Office, which co-ordinates policy between departments.

Ed Miliband


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