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.

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South Shields' MP stands down to take on new charity role

David Miliband is standing down as the Labour MP for South Shields.

The former Foreign Secretary has been on the back benches since he lost the race for the party's leadership to his brother Ed.

Mr Miliband has confirmed that he has accepted the job as head of an International Rescue Charity in New York.

He will however continue his non-executive role with Sunderland Football Club.

The 47-year-old has been the MP for South Shields since 2001.

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