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Ed Miliband Pictures Show Defeated Leader Leaving Home With Family Following Election Result

09/05/2015 13:36 BST | Updated 09/05/2015 14:59 BST

Ed Miliband has emerged from his North London home following Thursday's unexpected election defeat. It has to be said he looks rather chipper considering the scale of Labour's loss.

The photos, which show him alongside his wife Justine and their two sons Daniel and Samuel, are similar in tone to the famous shots of Gordon Brown leaving Downing Street in 2010 with his family.

Ed Miliband leaves home

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How it was: Gordon and Sarah Brown leave Downing Street in 2010 with their children John and Fraser

Ed Miliband took "absolute and total responsibility" for the election result in his resignation speech: "I am so sorry for all of those colleagues who lost their seats - Ed Balls, Jim Murphy, Margaret Curran, Douglas Alexander and all the MPs and indeed candidates who were defeated.

"They're friends, colleagues and standard bearers for our party, they always have been and they always will be."

He continued: "Britain needs a strong Labour Party. Britain needs a Labour Party that can rebuild after this defeat so we can have a government that stands up for working people again.

"And now it's time for someone else to take forward the leadership of this party.

"So I am tendering my resignation, taking effect after this afternoon's commemoration of VE Day at the Cenotaph.

"I want to do so straight away because the party needs to have an open and honest debate about the right way forward without constraint."

Below are the most likely candidates to try and succeed Miliband.

Ed Miliband leaves home

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