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Miliband: 'I'm quitting politics'

The former foreign secretary David Miliband told ITV News "I am quitting politics" as he announced he is resigning as an MP to become the head of a US charity. He admitted life was "tough" after losing the Labour leadership contest to his brother.

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David Miliband tells ITV News: 'I am leaving politics'

The former Foreign Secretary David Miliband has told ITV News: "I am leaving politics."

He told political editor Tom Bradby it is "not fair for me to spend my time looking backwards and inwards" about losing the Labour leadership election to his brother Ed.

David Miliband talks to ITV News Political Editor Tom Bradby. Credit: ITV News

He denied any falling out with his brother: "We fought a leadership election but we don't fight each other, Ed and I. That's not the Miliband way."

But he admitted: "Is it tough? Of course it's tough."

He said he "kept him [Ed] informed" about his new role.

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