David Miliband set to resign as MP

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David Miliband, the brother of Labour leader Ed Miliband has announced he is to step down as an MP tomorrow to take up a charity job in New York.

Mr Miliband told close friends that he had landed a “dream job”, according to the Daily Mirror.

Once tipped to replace Gordon Brown as leader of the Labour party, David Miliband lost out in a narrow shock defeat to his brother two years ago.

His resignation as an MP will mean a by-election in South Shields which Mr Miliband has represented since 2001.