David Miliband to stay in role at Sunderland AFC

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.”

– Margaret Byrne, Sunderland AFC’s chief executive

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David Miliband steps down

South Shields Labour MP David Miliband is expected to announce his resignation from Parliament, to take up a job in New York.