How would the people of David Milliband's constituency react to news of his departure?
The MP has faced a tough juggling act, sorting out local problems whilst also having such a big national profile.
Many people in South Shields say that they are sorry to see him go, but thoughts are already turning to his successor, as Derek Proud reports.
You can watch his full report below.
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