Harry Styles is "a bonking machine", says Ed Miliband

With the Labour party conference starting tomorrow, Ed Miliband may need to try to reach out to more young voters, and perhaps could take a leaf out of One Direction's book.

The party leader, who has been described as 'nerdy' for his love of culture and politics, appears, however, not to be totally out of touch.

After seeing a calendar of heart-throb boyband One Direction on the wall of his secretary Jill Cuthbertson, he pointed to band member Harry Styles, 18, and casually remarked: ‘This guy’s a bonking machine.’