I have a confession to make. I am a Milifan. I’ve had an embarrassing crush on him ever since he went on Desert Island Discs and chose Paul Robeson’s the Ballad of Joe Hill in memory of his father Ralph. I identify with his awkwardness and the way he doesn’t always come across smoothly. If I was a couple of years younger, I’d stick the picture of him in his Fawcett Society ‘this is what a feminist looks like’ t-shirt on my bedroom wall. And as of this week, I am absolutely not alone.
Ed Miliband has joined the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston as a teen heartthrob, thanks to an AS Level student called Abby.
First published by Independent Voices 22nd April 2015