29/09/2010

David Miliband To Set Out Future Plans

Former Foreign Secretary, David Miliband is due to make a statement regarding his future, later today.

He has until 5pm to make a decision on whether to serve under his brothers Labour's leadership in the next shadow cabinet.

Speaking ahead of the Labour conference, the shadow foreign secretary, said he would make his decision after the conference because he would "not do anything to take attention" from the new leader.

He said he would take his time with the decision and speak to colleagues regarding the next step.

He added "I'll be fine" before calling for party unity and receiving a standing ovation.

His brother, Ed Miliband, won race by just over 1%.

Since losing the leadership to his younger brother, David has refused to comment on his future, however there is strong speculation he will quit front-line politics.

The new leader commented: "I think it's most important that (David) does the right thing for himself and his family."

(BMcN)

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