Ed Miliband
Ed Miliband poses for a selfie with a female supporter before launching his party's Manifesto for Young People at Bishop Grosseteste University, in Lincoln Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty

#Milifandom is officially a thing.

Hot on the heels of the rapturous reception Labour leader Ed Miliband received from a group of young women on a hen night out in Cheshire, north west England, #milifandom has hit Twitter.

The party leader has until now been considered something of a "North London Geek", but recent revelations about his complicated, pre-marriage love life - when he reportedly had many girl friends on the go at the same time - have given his ratings something of a (for him, at least) welcome boost.

Here are some examples: