Labour leader Ed Miliband and his long time partner Justine Thornton got married at Langor Hall in Nottinghamshire in a very private civil marriage ceremon. The village of Langor where the ceremony took place is a small village south-east of Nottingham and is according to residents normally a quiet village. Ed Miliband and Justine Thornton wanted their wedding to be a private affair with as little media intrusion. They wanted only close family and friends to attend, this included Ed’s brother David Miliband. Gordon Brown and David Cameron although not present sent best wishes to the couple.
Prior to the actual event Ed Miliband wrote to twitter followers and friends “Thanks for all the good wishes…Really looking forward to the day. Feel like the luckiest guy in the world to be marrying Justine.”
Ed had lived with Justine and the couple have had children together until they felt the time was right to marry, he previously has said of living as unmarried partners “We’ll get married because we want to get married and love each other very much, no other reason.”
They now are planning a five day European honeymoon.