Doncaster MP Ed Miliband to stand in next election

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband has confirmed he is to stand in the next election.

Friday, 21st April 2017, 6:54 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:30 pm
Ed Miliband

Mr Miliband, who quit as Labour's leader following the party's defeat in the 2015 general election, said the June 8 contest was a fight about the future of the country.

In a message on Twitter he confirmed he had been to a meeting of his constituency Labour party (CLP) in Doncaster North and was 'looking forward' to the election.

He said: "This election is a fight about future of country. Just met my CLP. Looking forward to playing my part as Labour candidate in Doncaster North."

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Mr Miliband quit after the May 2015 vote, which saw Labour win 232 seats - 99 behind the Conservatives

Mr Miliband won more than 50 per cent of the vote in 2015, with a majority of 11,780.