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Miliband picks Pike for first female 007.

ED MILIBAND has said he would like the next James Bond to be a woman and called for the franchise to "move with the times".

The Labour leader picked former Bond girl Rosamund Pike - whose character Miranda Frost died in the 2002 film Die Another Day - to take on the role.

During a visit to Magic Radio studios, he said: "I think she's a great British actress, she'd make a great Bond. This is 2015, I think we can move with the times."

Mr Miliband also admitted he would not win a "photo opportunity contest".

He said: "Politicians can get obsessed with themselves - it becomes a personality contest. It's not about us, but the British people. If this is a contest to see how someone can eat a bacon sandwich elegantly, I'm not going to win. It's about putting working people first in this country - I'm not going to win a photo opportunity contest."

On attacks from David Cameron, he said: "I don't see it that way. It's the rough and tumble of politics. My opponents are going to be really personal in the next five weeks."

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Apr 1, 2015
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