David Miliband has announced that he is to step down as Labour MP for South Shields.
The former Foreign Secretary joined the Board of Sunderland AFC in 2011 as vice chairman and non-executive director, and the club have announced that he will continue in his role at Sunderland AFC.
“David’s knowledge and experience has been a tremendous benefit to Sunderland AFC.
"Naturally we are delighted that he is to continue in his role at the club and we also wish him every success with this new chapter of his life.”
More top news
Kerrie Gosney brings you Saturday night's forecast
Showers becoming heavy and thundery Saturday afternoon. Drier for a large part of Sunday
Robert Hodgson, from Stanley, County Durham, committed the offences on the girls, aged as young as five or six, up to the age of 13.