Unions hail Miliband as he buries new Labour | The Times
Ed Miliband struggled to shake off claims that he was beholden to the unions yesterday as Blair-era donors snubbed his coronation.
Lord Prescott, the former Deputy Prime Minister, failed in his bid to become the party treasurer. Lord Prescott had run a high-profile campaign and won a majority of support among activists, but was defeated by Unite official Diana Holland on the back of union members’ votes.
Paul Kenny, leader of the GMB union, reflected the union mood, saying: “New Labour is gone. It is a product of history. It can go in Madame Tussauds.”