Peter Mandelson, the former Deputy Prime Minister, has blamed Ed Miliband for not winning the 2015 General Election for Labour. Mandelson, who was elevated to the House of Lords in 2008, had served in numerous roles for Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
Writing in the Independent on Sunday Mandelson said, “Labour could have replaced the Tories in 2015”. He added:
“It was not that Miliband was too radical or left wing; if anything, his vague policies and insipid gesture politics simply left the voters not knowing what he was. Nor was it that he was too anti-business; the public are not in love with big business but they do expect a prospective prime minister to understand the fundamentals of the market economy”.