Ed Miliband's partner - future first lady of fashion?

Wednesday September 29, 2010

Samantha Cameron has long been considered one of Britain's best dressed political wives – a super stylish spouse who's emerged as a real expert in maternity chic.

But there's a new contender vying for her crown.

This week saw Justine Thornton - the long-term partner of new Labour leader Ed Miliband - pushed into the spotlight.

And, as a potential chateleine of Downing Street, the expectant brunette undoubtedly passed her first big test, garnering praise for her pulled-together look at the Labour conference.

The Cambridge-educated barrister flew the flag for British fashion in a heart-embellished maternity dress and blue bolero, both £45 from Topshop, and on-trend nude shoes from UK brand L.K Bennett.

She has also had her hair chopped into a gorgeous gamine crop – very much in vogue thanks to Harry Potter star Emma Watson.

Justine is expecting her second baby with Ed on November 5; the couple are already parents to 15-month-old Daniel.

They met in 2004 and currently live together in north London. And while the couple are not yet married, Ed revealed this week that he would love to tie the knot with Justine.

Having said that political events have stopped them setting a date so far, the 40-year-old was offered the chance to propose live on daytime TV.

"I think it's better to do it in person, really," he said.

"I don't think it would exactly bring out my romantic side to propose on Daybreak, but thanks for the offer anyway."

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