Bookie makes ex-South Shields MP David Miliband 12/1 to be next Labour leader

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A BOOKMAKER has made former South Shields MP David Miliband 12/1 to succeed his brother Ed as leader of the Labour Party.

According to Unibet, the 49-year-old, who narrowly lost to his brother in a leadership contest in 2010, could make a spectacular return.

David - nicknamed Brains - rose to prominence as the head of Tony Blair’s policy unit from 1997 to 2001, when he was elected MP for South Shields.

In April 2013 he resigned from Parliament in order to become president and chief executive officer of the International Rescue Committee in New York.

Now, with Labour reeling from its heaviest election defeat in years, the bookies are giving odds on a stunning return.

Unibet’s odds are:

BREAKING: Chuka Umunna 9/4

Andy Burnham 2/1

Yvette Cooper 3/1

Dan Jarvis 8/1

Liz Kendall 16/1

David Miliband 12/1