Labour Party leader, Ed Miliband, has reasserted his belief that "faith has an important place in society". Speaking on his visit to Israel and the West Bank, Ed said he considered Britain to be "lucky" to have the Church of England as the established church commenting, "it is a great institution in terms of what it does in our society, not just spiritual faith and nourishment that it gives to lots of people, but also the good work it does in communities".

Ed also asserted that should he be elected in 2015, he would be Labour's "first Jewish prime minister" adding that his Jewish heritage is "a part of who I am".

AuthorStephen Timms