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20 January 2018 15:11 (South Africa)

David Miliband retires to the back benches

  • Andy Rice
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    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

On Wednesday afternoon Labour shadow cabinet minister David Miliband announced that he would not put his name forward for his party's shadow cabinet elections. The decision was widely anticipated by analysts. David Miliband lost the Labour leadership election on Sunday with his brother, Ed Miliband, winning a very tight race. David said he would continue to serve as a Labour MP from the back benches, but that he did not want a frontline position, as analysis of his and Ed's relationship would create distractions for Ed in his leadership role. Ed, in turn, magnanimously declared:"My door is always open for him to serve in the future."  Read more: The Guardian

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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