“Suave” Ed Miliband branded an “action hero” after rescuing fallen cyclist

8th May, 2013 11:42 pm

Here’s a story that won’t do Ed Miliband’s reputation any harm at all.

The Camden New Journal reports that the Labour leader rescued a cyclist after she crashed in Kentish Town, near Miliband’s North London home:

“Ella Phillips, 29, thought she had suffered concussion when the Labour Party leader’s face suddenly appeared in front of her after she had flipped over her handlebars near the underground station in Kentish Town Road on Thursday. He whisked her onto the pavement and away from traffic. 

She said: “He mysteriously appeared out of nowhere, a bit like an action hero. 

“There was a bike in front of me which suddenly stopped so I had to make an emergency brake. The back wheel flipped over, and the next thing I knew my face was hurtling towards the ground. There must have been a fault with the brakes or the chain. 

“Then, there was Ed Miliband’s face looking very concerned at me. I started to wonder how badly I’d banged my head. My first thought was that I was seeing things because I was still in quite a daze.””

Seemingly Ed Miliband’s style and demeanour were something of a shock to Ms Phillips, who said:

“What added to all the confusion was that he was actually attractive and not geeky at all. Even the way he appeared was suave. He was dressed casually but he had style.”

Ed Miliband has certainly won her vote – although she did suggest a rather…novel…method for politicians to increase support:

“I’ll definitely be voting for him now. In fact, it worked so well I half suspected he had deliberately knocked me off my bike just to gallantly help me up again. I can just imagine people getting knocked off their bikes by politicians all over London now. You can’t deny it would be great PR, but getting found out wouldn’t be as good.” 

If you see Nick Clegg getting into a car near you…

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  • majentah

    I think he is quite fanciable, especially when he is besting a puce faced and impotent Cameron at PMQs…

  • I greatly enjoy the mental image of Ed in superhero mode.

  • Daniel Speight

    So to help Ed even more with his PR efforts let me make another suggestion. Now although not known for my own sartorial elegance, I do know when it goes wrong in others, and Ed, and by the way his brother David also, do have awful dress sense.

    Ed, change your tailor! I can understand if the tailor is an old family friend, but if you can’t change him at least give him some different instructions. At the moment the cut of your suits makes you look like a schoolboy come wannabe New York mafia button man. (I did wear something similar in 1960s London. Very mod.)

    Tell the tailor to use some more material. Pad out the shoulders. Make the trouser legs wider. Make the jacket sleeves both wider and longer. Make the body of the jacket fuller, it doesn’t need to be body hugging.

    I realize you may not be able to expand on your policies right now, but your tailor doesn’t have the same excuse so a bit more material should be your request.

    In fact never mind the quality feel …

    • You’re essentially asking him to start wearing badly fitted suits from the sound of your suggestions. I actually think superhero Ed wears his better than either of the other party leaders. He just lacks a cape.

      • Daniel Speight

        Ha-ha – something about being in the eye of the beholder. I have to say I sit next to a ninety year old retired tailoress and Labour supporter watching the news and I get my fashion tips from her. I think she would tell the Miliband boys mum off if she had half a chance.

    • Could be worse.

  • Monkey_Bach

    Has anybody else noticed that Liam Byrne looks a little like a mini-me version of Lex Luthor? Just saying. Eeek.

  • PeterPuffin

    I like Ed….he has pissed off the entire Sky stable and the Mail so do nt expect any fair coverage of him, from a Press based “offshore” that claims to be “Free”.

  • JC

    I thought this happened in London not Doncaster. How can she vote for him? Will she move to Doncaster out of respect for him, or just vote for the nearest representative of the same party (assuming he’s still leader in 2015)?

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  • CronFlakes

    Definitely sounded suspiciously like the Boris incident to me and so a set up! …. and that was before I read it involved the classic brake in front of someone to cause an accident thing and that she was suspicious herself

  • Rachel Miller

    So we should vote for Ed Milliband because he demonstrated a momentary pang of empathy for a fellow human being? Or because he’s ‘suave’, ‘attractive’ and ‘gallant’? Thank you, but no. I think I’ll stick to voting for someone who actually has some policies, or perhaps a clue about how to fix the mess the last Labour government have left us in.

  • Doctor Yellow Face

    Video anywhere
    Would make a great PPB

  • Brumanuensis

    You left out the bit where she mentions seeing a bald Brummie scurrying away with a trip-wire in his hand.

  • Finding someone capable of fixing the mess left by New Labour is a very tall order. The Tories represent continuity New Labour and offer more of the same. The LibDems have driven over a cliff. And latest fad Farage opts for nostalgia and a return to Thatcherism. It’s not much of a choice.

    Think I’ll stick with Ed.

    • aracataca

      Nostalgia? It’s not even that.It’s nostalgia for a time that never existed. A nostalgia for a fantasy perhaps?


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