- — David Miliband (@DMiliband)Wed, Mar 27 2013 07:00:52After a great deal of thought I’ve decided to accept the position of President and CEO of @theIRC: http://davidmiliband.net/2013/03/letter-to-alan-donnelly-chair-of-south-shields-constituency-labour-party/ …
- UK labour party MPs:
- — Chuka Umunna (@ChukaUmunna)Wed, Mar 27 2013 08:59:10Very sad that, @DMiliband, one of Labour's strikers has left the field. Wishing David well at the IRC and hope he'll be back in the future.
- — Tessa Jowell (@jowellt)Wed, Mar 27 2013 09:34:36congratulations @DMiliband and thank you. Wish you, Louise and the boys all happiness in New York but remember you’re not emigrating!
- — Pat McFadden (@patmcfaddenmp)Wed, Mar 27 2013 09:28:37Very sad to hear about David Miliband. Relentlessly curious and passionate about politics. A real loss and pol will seem that bit smaller.
- — David Lammy (@DavidLammy)Tue, Mar 26 2013 21:18:13David Miliband a big loss to PLP.Will miss him.Very loyal friend.The right decision however for him Louise and his two boys.Great new job.
- — Debbie Abrahams (@Debbie_abrahams)Tue, Mar 26 2013 21:17:56Very sad to hear @DMiliband to leave Parliament. But he joins my brother & his family across the pond so he'll be in good company!
- — Douglas Alexander (@DAlexanderMP)Wed, Mar 27 2013 09:22:15David Miliband and I first became friends as students, before either of us had met Tony Blair or Gordon Brown...(1/4)
- — Douglas Alexander (@DAlexanderMP)Wed, Mar 27 2013 09:22:35...and long before anyone talked about New Labour. Twenty five years on, he remains one of my closest friends in politics and in life (2/4)
- — Douglas Alexander (@DAlexanderMP)Wed, Mar 27 2013 09:22:55Our time together as Parliamentary and then Cabinet colleagues proves to me he can feel real pride about his immense contribution...(3/4)
- — Douglas Alexander (@DAlexanderMP)Wed, Mar 27 2013 09:23:19...both to our party & our country. I wish him, Louise, & the boys all the luck in the world for an exciting new chapter of their lives(4/4)
- — Alison McGovern (@Alison_McGovern)Wed, Mar 27 2013 08:39:31Congratulations @DMiliband on the new role: you've changed our country for the better & we'll miss you. Very best of luck for the future.
- — Jonathan Reynolds MP (@jreynoldsMP)Wed, Mar 27 2013 08:19:53On phone last night I generously offered @DMiliband I would take over as Vice-Chairman of Sunderland AFC. Glad he's staying in that role tho
- — Ivan Lewis (@IvanLewis_MP)Wed, Mar 27 2013 08:53:27By putting interests of party 1st @DMiliband has shown the class + integrity his friends so admire. Alternative, never ending soap opera(1)
- — Simon Danczuk (@SimonDanczuk)Wed, Mar 27 2013 08:29:47Will miss David Miliband's contribution to British politics. Our loss is International Rescue's gain. I'm actually quite upset about it.
- — Pat Glass (@PatGlassMP)Wed, Mar 27 2013 07:12:13Sad that @DMiliband is resigning as MP for South Shields but understand his strong personal motivation to lead International Rescue
- — Lucy Powell (@LucyMPowell)Wed, Mar 27 2013 05:03:43Very best wishes to David Miliband in US. Brave decision and one which will enable him to continue to make an impact on global stage.
- — Andy Sawford MP (@AndySawfordMP)Wed, Mar 27 2013 00:29:10Best wishes for your charitable work overseas @DMiliband. A brilliant education, local government and Foreign Minister.
MPs reaction to David Miliband stepping down on Twitter
A round of UK MPs reaction on Twitter to the news former foreign secretary David Miliband will be stepping down as MP to run New York-based humanitarian organisation
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