Ed Miliband on the run and tongue-tied despite success in Doncaster North

Ed Miliband retreated to his car without answering any questions after the Labour Party suffered at the hands of voters in the general election.

The ex-leader of the Labour Party was able to win his constituency, however, his majority dramatically decreased from more than 14,000 votes to 2,400.

Mr Miliband gave a short speech after the official announcement. He clearly looked disappointed.

He said: “This is obviously a terrible result for the Labour Party nationally and we’ll need to reflect on a reasonable way forward.

“My thoughts are with the people of my constituency and this country as a whole. We desperately need, in my view, a Labour government.

“They need a Labour government as much today as yesterday. Our task is for the next five years to get them one.”

He then rapidly approached the exit door and his car while reporters asked for more comments.

Ed Miliband received 15,740 votes, 10,000 less than in 2017, but still managed to win ahead of Katrina Sale, the Conservative candidate, who got 13,370 votes.

The Brexit Party, with Andy Stewart, came in for third with 8,294 votes.