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Corpus Cabinet Ministers Elected to Honorary Fellowships

David and Ed Miliband both read PPE at Corpus, they were both President of the Junior Common Room, and later they both spent a year studying at Harvard. They have both now been elected to Honorary Fellowships at Corpus.

David was Head of the Prime Minister's Policy Unit from 1997 to 2001. He became a Member of Parliament in 2001 and entered the Government in 2005 as Minister of State for Communities and Local Government. In 2006 he joined the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; and in 2007 he was promoted to the post of Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

Ed was a special adviser to Gordon Brown when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer. He entered Parliament in 2005 and in 2007 joined the Cabinet as Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. He was promoted to the post of Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change in 2008.

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