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25/06/2015 14:17 BST | Updated 25/06/2015 14:59 BST

Milifandom Founder Abby Tomlinson Finally Meets Ex-Labour Leader Ed Miliband, Poses For Selfie

The founder of one of Britain's most "improbable" political movements - an admission even from the man to whom it was devoted - has finally met her hero.

Abby Tomlinson, a 17-year-old A Level student and creator of the Milifandom campaign, on Thursday got the chance to meet ex-Labour leader Ed Miliband at Westminster.

Posing for a picture on a restaurant terrace in the Houses of Parliament overlooking the River Thames, the pair grinned for the camera.

Tomlinson tweeted her snap, telling over 28,000 Twitter followers: "Currently with the ever wonderful Ed Miliband."

The MP for Doncaster North also tweeted about his meeting with Tomlinson, telling his over half-a-million following that he was having lunch with the Milifandom founder to thank her for starting "something so highly improbable".

The two even posed for a series of selfies in front of Westminster's famous clocktower.

Milifandom was a movement created by Tomlinson in the month before May's General Election, an effort by the 17-year-old and other Twitter users to rally against the "distorted media portrayal" of the then Labour leader.

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