Ed Miliband to marry his partner in May

Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:33am EDT
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LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Labour leader Ed Miliband said on Wednesday he is to marry his partner Justine Thornton at a ceremony in May.

"Justine and I are both very much looking forward to our wedding on May 27th," Miliband wrote on Twitter.

The MP for Doncaster North -- who beat his older brother David to be elected Labour Party leader in September 2010 -- told the Doncaster Free Press he would marry Thornton, an environmental lawyer, at a small, conventional ceremony in Nottingham after they decided to wed about a year ago.

He told the paper his brother David would be invited to the wedding but added that he would not have a best man.

Miliband and Thornton have two sons -- Daniel, who was born in May 2009 and Samuel, who was born in November 2010.

(Reporting by Michelle Martin; Editing by Steve Addison)

<p>Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband addresses a rally in Hyde Park, during a protest organised by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), called 'The March for the Alternative,' in central London March 26, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs</p>