The new South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck, has visited the House of Commons for the first time to take her seat.
David Miliband was nearly Prime Minister, and nearly Labour party leader, but his brother's rise has led him to take a back seat.
David Miliband will resign as an MP to take up a job in America, a move which is set to be announced today.
Labour MP Stella Creasy said it had been "an honour" to work in parliament with David Miliband.
been an honour to be in parliament with @dmiliband - can only wish for him and his family an amazing future in America in his new role..
Liberal Democrat president Tim Farron said Miliband was a "great politician and a lovely man."
If this story is true, it's a big loss for parliament http://t.co/Gmt0qjj3Pp David was a big thinker, great politician and a lovely man.
Conservative MP Gavin Barwell said David Miliband was "a loss for British politics".
David Miliband is to resign as an MP to take up a job in America, The Mirror reported.
The former foreign secretary has been offered a job running the International Rescue charity in New York, the report said.
Miliband's exit would trigger a by-election in his South Shields constituency.
The Food Standards Agency has dismissed claims that the horse drug 'bute' may have entered the human food chain in horsemeat.
The FSA said horses treated with the drug phenylbutazone are "not allowed to enter the food chain".
The FSA statement added: "During the recent horsemeat incident the Food Safety Authority of Ireland checked for the presence of phenylbutazone and the samples came back negative."
Shadow Environment Secretary Mary Creagh earlier expressed fears that the drug may have entered the food chain through horsemeat slaughtered in UK abattoirs
The Labour leader, Ed Miliband, has welcomed new the Middlesbrough MP to the Commons.
Andy McDonald MP had a majority of more than 8,000 in Thursday's by-election over UKIP who came second for the first time in a parliamentary seat in the region.
Mr Miliband praised Mr McDonald for his services to Middlesbrough over the years.
He said: "You are somebody who served the people of Middlesbrough as a solicitor. You worked incredibly hard for people there."
The Labour leader, Ed Miliband, was on hand to welcome Andy McDonald to the Commons alongside two other new members who also held on to safe Labour seats in Thursday's, November 29, by-elections.
Mr McDonald had a majority of more than 8,000 in Thursday's vote over UKIP who came second for the first time in a parliamentary seat in the region.
Tony Blair's father Leo has died today, at the age of 89 - he was taken seriously ill yesterday, November 15.
Tony Blair, the former MP for Sedgefield, cancelled his engagements in Newcastle today, to be at his side.
The former Prime Minister has praised his father's extraordinary spirit and says he was privileged to have him as a Dad.
The father of former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has died. Leo Blair died today, November 16, aged 89.
A spokesman for Tony Blair said he was with his father when he died.
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David Cameron paid a warm tribute during Prime Minister's Questions to Sir Stuart Bell, the Labour MP for Middlesbrough who died on Saturday.
Sir Stuart had held the seat for nearly 30 years.
The Prime Minister described him as a hugely popular MP "whose kindness transcended the political divide".
Former Stockton South MP Dari Taylor spoke of her sadness after the death of Middlesbrough MP Sir Stuart Bell.