(JTA) — Ed Miliband, a Jewish minister, narrowly defeated his brother in a vote to head Britain’s opposition Labor Party.
Miliband edged his older brother, David, in the party vote Saturday. Former party leader Gordon Brown had resigned as prime minister in May following a poor showing in elections that ousted Labor from power.
The Miliband brothers are the sons of Jewish immigrants to Britain. The Milibands lost about 80 family members during the Holocaust, according to the Jerusalem Post.
The Milibands’ mother is Polish-born Marion Kozek, a leading member of the Jews for Justice for Palestinians group, according to Haaretz. Their late father was Belgian-born Marxist intellectual Ralph Miliband.