David Miliband to step down

26th March, 2013 8:44 pm

Update: Nothing official yet, but we’d be surprised if the by-election isn’t on the same day as the county council elections in May.

The Mirror reports that:

“David Miliband is to stun Parliament by stepping down as an MP tomorrow to take up a “dream job” in New York.

The former Foreign Secretary – and brother of Labour leader Ed – intends to make the shock announcement tomorrow morning.

The Mirror understands he intends to step down with immediate effect, triggering a by-election in May.

He is thought to have confided in just a handful of close allies about his decision.”

We’ll bring you more on this as we have it.

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