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Hain: Miliband is not seen as a prime minister

Voters do not see Ed ­Miliband as a prime minister and Labour will struggle to achieve an outright victory in next year's General Election, former Cabinet minister Peter Hain has said.

Peter Hain, who is quitting as an MP next year, said Mr Miliband was likely to be in No 10 after the 2015 election, but it was very hard for the party to win a majority.

The Neath MP said voters would realise Mr Miliband was the right person to lead the country once he was in Downing Street.

He said: "Whether we'll have a majority, I don't know because it's very, very hard to win a majority now in British politics because we're not in a two-party system."

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