Miliband welcomes 3 newest Labour MPs to Parliament

November 19, 2012 2:34 pm

Ed Miliband today welcomed Labour’s three newest MPs to Parliament – Andy Sawford (Corby), Stephen Doughty(Cardiff South and Penarth) and Lucy Powell (Manchester Central – who of course Ed knows well, she was his Chief of Staff).

Photo via @labourwhips

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