David quits – leaving 49 to fight for 19 places

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David Miliband will step down from front-line politics to allow his brother to lead the Labour Party “as free as possible from distraction” following his narrow defeat on Saturday. His decision to stand down leaves 49 MPs to fight it out for 19 positions, at least six of whom must be women.

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25 Responses to “David quits – leaving 49 to fight for 19 places”

  1. Will Straw

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  2. earwicga

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  7. Pip Latimer

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  8. Billy Blofeld

    Poll vote for the shadow cabinet http://bit.ly/9JTToX <<Please back Yvette Cooper to increase likelihood my tenner bet works out

  9. Mr. Sensible

    Would have liked David to have stayed, ut I can see why he decided not to.

  10. Labourvoter

    Is is good that David has left the front line. He is an electoral liability – can’t face the facts re Iraq and there may yet be further revelations re Chilcott and ‘extraordinary rendition’, particularly in relation to Binyam Mohamed.
    Labour has to detoxify itself if electoral success is to be achieved. And Ed has made a very promising start.

  11. Tim

    What a sadly poor choice, Then again – that is why i’m a member of the Green Party

  12. Will Straw

    It may be over but make sure you vote in our #ShadCab poll. We'll publish the results next Wednesday. http://bit.ly/9JTToX #Lab10

  13. Fred

    Yes when you look at that lot it makes you think my God between Blair and brown the labour party is now very poor, I can pick about four people , and thats it.

  14. Edward Leathem

    RT @leftfootfwd: David quits – leaving 49 to fight for 19 places http://bit.ly/bbFjLz

  15. SE Cambs Labour

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  16. davidschoibl

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  17. Philip Hunt

    Diane Abbott should get a place, because she voted against the Digital Economy Act. She should shadow Jeremy Hunt, the minister of culture, who is responsible for implementing that Act.

  18. Jonty Olliff-Cooper

    http://is.gd/fEUvl @leftfootfwd 's poll of who should be in the #shadcab. i found it pretty hard to pick enough non mad ones

  19. John Fitzgerald

    RT @leftfootfwd: David quits – leaving 49 to fight for 19 places http://bit.ly/bbFjLz

  20. John Woods

    Will the coalition implode in the next two years? The Liberals won the vote in 1832 in a wave of confidence that the great reform bill would resolve all the problems in the world. Well, it didn’t and the party imploded and the Tories took over. Will Ed and his team be ready to take power or will they spend the next four years settling scores over who supported the Iraq war? For the sake of the victims of this deficit reduction scam, I hope they are ready.

  21. Will Straw

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  22. Ellie Gellard

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  23. Claire French

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  24. Martin Tiedemann

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  25. Ust Oldfield

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