Ed Miliband described as 'action hero' after coming to aid of (possibly concussed) cyclist
Ella Phillips, 29, was thrown off her bike in Kentish Town, North London, when she was forced to make an emergency stop
Thursday 09 May 2013
He's more often compared to the animated character Wallace, of 'Wallace and Gromit' fame, but today the leader of the Labour party Ed Miliband was hailed as an 'action hero' by a cyclist after he came to her aid when she tumbled from her bike.
Ella Phillips, 29, was thrown off her bike in Kentish Town, North London, when she was forced to make an emergency stop.
Ms Phillips thought she must have concussion when the first thing she saw after going over her handlebars was the Labour leader's face looming over her.
And she said her confusion was heightened because Mr Miliband looked "suave", rather than geeky as he is often portrayed.
According to the Camden New Journal, Mr Miliband ran into the road just like 'an action hero' after seeing the cyclist fall off her bike.
After helping her on to the pavement and making sure she was all right, he disappeared before Ms Phillips had a chance to thank him, but he will get his reward nonetheless, as the north London artist said she would "definitely" now vote for him.
According to the Camden New Journal, the accident happened when the cyclist had to make an emergency stop outside Kentish Town Underground station, near Mr Miliband's north London home, last Thursday.
Ms Phillips told the New Journal: "He mysteriously appeared out of nowhere, a bit like an action hero... I started to wonder how badly I'd banged my head. My first thought was that I was seeing things because I was still in quite a daze.
"He kept asking if I was OK, if I was hurt. He was there for a good few minutes.
"What added to all the confusion was that he was actually attractive and not geeky at all. Even the way he appeared was suave. He was dressed casually but he had style. I'll definitely be voting for him now."
On visiting a hospital the next day, Ms Phillips discovered she had fractured her arm in the fall.
A spokesman for Mr Miliband confirmed that he had helped a cyclist, but declined to comment further. The Camden New Journal said it had not been contacted by Labour about the incident.
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