The former Labour leader, 45, tweeted last night: “Walk onto Holborn tube escalator. Man shouts ‘oh my god it’s Nick Clegg’ … Hmmm not exactly”.
Walk onto holborn tube escalator. Man shouts ' oh my god it's Nick Clegg'... Hmmm not exactly— Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) June 25, 2015
Fortunately the MP for Doncaster North has one powerful tool online: the terrifying ‘Milifandom’.
@Ed_Miliband ur a precious angel oh my goodness— sam✨ (@cynicallypoetic) June 25, 2015
@Ed_Miliband ed i love you— football dad (@newyorkmorning) June 25, 2015
“@Ed_Miliband: Walk onto holborn tube escalator. Man shouts ' oh my god it's Nick Clegg'... Hmmm not exactly” I LOVE YOU SO MUCH ED.— Lauren Franklin (@Franklinsays) June 25, 2015
@Ed_Miliband come for a cheeky nandos with me xx— Tiah (@jfcyammouni) June 25, 2015
The former leader’s tweet – and subsequent reaction – comes following his meeting with the movement’s Milifandom leader Abby Tomlinson outside parliament yesterday. Tomlinson yesterday described the meeting as “one of the best moments of my life”.
On last night’s case of mistaken identity Tomlinson had some sage advice for some of Miliband’s more extreme fans, such as the one below:
.@Ed_Miliband I'd do time to smell your breakfast ;)— Dominic Price (@domprice_) June 25, 2015
She warned: “Ed does actually read replies to his tweets. Reply with care, people, reply with care”.
These tweets suggest they might not be listening.
@Ed_Miliband may I cuddle you if I see you— Helena (@DarthHelena) June 25, 2015
@Ed_Miliband NOTICE ME— kaylee (@blinkofthestate) June 25, 2015