He left the UK under a cloud of defeat, and – after a week in Ibiza – flew back accompanied by a stag do and a woman in a fun hat.
The Morning Star reported that "party animal" Ed Miliband was heading back to the UK.
Miliband and his wife Justine Thornton flew to the party island to "get away from it all" on 11 May after he stepped down as leader on 8 May, following a thrashing at the polls.
Jack Forrester, a stag who spotted Miliband on his flight, commented on how rubbish his seat was and said that he was the last to board the EasyJet flight to London Stansted.
Ed Miliband havin' it large in Ibiza pic.twitter.com/tD3KQ93pPeElliot Wagland (@elliotwagland) May 11, 2015
Best General Election 2015 quotes
Best General Election 2015 quotes
1/10 1. "Am I tough enough? Hell, yes, I'm tough enough."
Ed Miliband bats away suggestions he would be too weak on the international stage. It likely to go down as one of the quotes we remember this election by.
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2/10 2. "If I'm getting lively about it, it's because I feel bloody lively about it."
David Cameron attempts to prove how passionate he is about wanting a second term as Prime Minister after Tory donors criticised his lack of enthusiasm.
3/10 3. "Oh it's crats? I thought it was Liberal Demo-cats"
Reality TV star Joey Essex is taught a thing or two during his meeting with Nick Clegg.
4/10 4. "Brain fade"
Green party leader Natalie Bennett gave what was described as the "worst political leader's interview ever" on LBC Radio as she fails to answer how the Greens would pay for its ambitious housing policies.
5/10 5. "We're a shining example of a country where multiple identities work. Where you can be Welsh and Hindu and British, Northern Irish and Jewish and British, where you can wear a kilt and a turban, where you can wear a hijab covered in poppies. Where you can support Man Utd, the Windies and Team GB all at the same time. Of course, I'd rather you supported West Ham"
David Cameron experienced his own brain fade when he forgot which football team he supported.
6/10 6. “This is a real career-defining … country-defining election that we face in less than a week’s time”
The Prime Minister made another gaffe when he made it sound like the election was all about himself.
7/10 7. “Ed Miliband stabbed his own brother in the back to become Labour leader. Now he is willing to stab the United Kingdom in the back to become prime minister.”
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon launched a vicious personal attack on Ed Miliband.
8/10 8. "Ajockalypse Now."
The colourful term used by Boris Johnson to describe a Labour government propped up by the SNP.
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9/10 9. “The SNP are openly racist. The anti-English hostility, and the kind of language that is used about and towards English people, is totally extraordinary.”
Nigel Farage launches an attack on Nicola Sturgeon and her SNP party.
10/10 10. "Terms are like Shredded Wheat. Two are wonderful, three might be too many."
David Cameron rules out a third term as Prime Minister.
Labour was defeated at the polls, with the Conservatives claiming enough of a majority to rule on their own. Miliband said he took "absolute and total responsibility" for the loss.
He will have landed to a party in disarray and a five-way leadership battle to replace him as party leader.
Tristram Hunt, Yvette Cooper, Andy Burnham, Mary Creagh and Liz Kendall are competing for Miliband's old job.
'Beefa can feel like a bit of a blur, but hopefully he'll have enough good memories of raving on the stage at Manusmission or getting a bit crazy at Space to sustain him through the coming weeks.Reuse content