Sunderland vice-chairman David Miliband to quit as MP

David Miliband is to quit as an MP
David Miliband is to quit as an MP
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DAVID Miliband is sensationally quitting as an MP to take up a ‘dream job’ in the United States.

The brother of labour leader Ed is understood to be standing down with immediate effect to become head of the International Rescue Committee in New York.

The former Foreign Secretary represents Whitburn as part of his South Shields constituency and serves as non-executive vice-chairman of Sunderland AFC.

There has been no announcement on whether Mr Miliband’s decision will have implications for his role with the Black Cats,

He is expected to announce his resignation as an MP in Parliament tomorrow, triggering a by-election in May.

A source close to Mr Miliband, who has been MP for South Shields since June 2001, confirmed to the Daily Mirror that he will step down tomorrow.

“David has landed a dream job in charge of a charity in New York and wants to take it,” said the source. But it means leaving politics.”

It is believed he will take up a senior role with the charity International Rescue with immediate effect.