South Shields reacts to news of David Miliband's departure

David Miliband became MP for South Shields 12 years ago and has worked closely with the local council and the Customs House during his time there.

We asked people from the town what they made of his departure from politics and from the North East.

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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.