The political world has expressed sadness that South Shields MP David Miliband is leaving British politics.
Mr Miliband is considered to be one of the Labour Party's biggest talents and lost the contest to become party leader to his brother Ed in 2010.
He will now leave South Shields for New York to be president of the relief charity, The International Rescue Committee.
There is flash photography in this report from Rachel Bullock, which you can watch below.
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