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David Miliband

I am here because of Labour values. My parents fled persecution in Europe during the second world war and found refuge in this country. They encouraged me to join the Labour movement which they saw as the home for people to work together to create a better society.

I saw Labour values in action at school and was taught in state schools by inspirational teachers. I went to a primary school near Leeds and Haverstock Comprehensive in London.

I have tried to live out Labour values. My first job was for the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. Later I was part of the Commission on Social Justice, set up by our late leader John Smith, and had the privilege of working for Tony Blair and being part of the team that helped Labour return to power in 1997.

In 2001, I was immensely proud to be elected the MP for South Shields - a place I love. This constituency is home to the warmest people and the nicest fish and chips, and has political traditions built on mines, docks and shipbuilding.

During Labour’s time in office, I served in a number of departments. I am particularly proud of helping to implement our schools’ building programme and introducing the Climate Change Bill. As Foreign Secretary I tried to focus on combating the routes of terrorism, using our influence to tackle the world’s conflicts, and highlighting the need to fight global poverty and climate change.

I am married to Louise, who plays violin for the London Symphony Orchestra. We have two lovely boys, Issac and Jacob. We all share our time between South Shields and London. You can follow my campaign at www.davidmiliband.net

 

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David Miliband - Labour leadership candidate 81 MPs 2 TUs 165 CLPs 1 SSs 6 MEPs

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MPs

  • Bob AinsworthBob Ainsworth Coventry North East
  • Douglas AlexanderDouglas Alexander Paisley & Renfrewshire South
  • Willie BainWillie Bain Glasgow North East
  • Gordon BanksGordon Banks Ochil & South Perthshire
  • Hugh BayleyHugh Bayley York Central
  • Stuart BellStuart Bell Middlesbrough
  • Ben BradshawBen Bradshaw Exeter
  • Russell BrownRussell Brown Dumfries & Galloway
  • Richard BurdenRichard Burden Birmingham, Northfield
  • Liam ByrneLiam Byrne Birmingham, Hodge Hill
  • David CairnsDavid Cairns Inverclyde
  • Alan CampbellAlan Campbell Tynemouth
  • Jennifer ChapmanJennifer Chapman Darlington
  • Ann ClwydAnn Clwyd Cynon Valley
  • Ann CoffeyAnn Coffey Stockport
  • Rosie CooperRosie Cooper West Lancashire
  • Mary CreaghMary Creagh Wakefield
  • Stella CreasyStella Creasy Walthamstow
  • Alex CunninghamAlex Cunningham Stockton North
  • Simon DanczukSimon Danczuk Rochdale
  • Alistair DarlingAlistair Darling Edinburgh South West
  • Gloria de PieroGloria de Piero Ashfield
  • Brian DonohoeBrian Donohoe Central Ayrshire
  • Gemma DoyleGemma Doyle West Dunbartonshire
  • Angela EagleAngela Eagle Wallasey
  • Julie ElliottJulie Elliott Sunderland Central
  • Louise EllmanLouise Ellman Liverpool, Riverside
  • Christopher EvansChristopher Evans Islwyn
  • Jim FitzpatrickJim Fitzpatrick Poplar & Limehouse
  • Caroline FlintCaroline Flint Don Valley
  • Paul FlynnPaul Flynn Newport West
  • Mike GapesMike Gapes Ilford South
  • Barry GardinerBarry Gardiner Brent North
  • Patricia GlassPatricia Glass North West Durham
  • Mary GlindonMary Glindon North Tyneside
  • Fabian HamiltonFabian Hamilton Leeds North East
  • David HansonDavid Hanson Delyn
  • Tom HarrisTom Harris Glasgow South
  • Mark HendrickMark Hendrick Preston
  • Margaret HodgeMargaret Hodge Barking
  • George HowarthGeorge Howarth Knowsley
  • Tristram HuntTristram Hunt Stoke-on-Trent Central
  • Alan JohnsonAlan Johnson Kingston Upon Hull West & Hessle
  • Tessa JowellTessa Jowell Dulwich & West Norwood
  • Gerald KaufmanGerald Kaufman Manchester, Gorton
  • Liz KendallLiz Kendall Leicester West
  • Ivan LewisIvan Lewis Bury South
  • Michael McCannMichael McCann East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow
  • Gregg McClymontGregg McClymont Cumbernauld, Kilsyth & Kirkintilloch East
  • Siobhain McDonaghSiobhain McDonagh Mitcham & Morden
  • Pat McFaddenPat McFadden Wolverhampton South East
  • Anne McGuireAnne McGuire Stirling
  • Ian MearnsIan Mearns Gateshead
  • Alun MichaelAlun Michael Cardiff South & Penarth
  • Jessica MordenJessica Morden Newport East
  • Meg MunnMeg Munn Sheffield, Heeley
  • Jim MurphyJim Murphy East Renfrewshire
  • Ian MurrayIan Murray Edinburgh South
  • Pamela NashPamela Nash Airdrie & Shotts
  • Fiona O'DonnellFiona O'Donnell East Lothian
  • Toby PerkinsToby Perkins Chesterfield
  • Bridget PhillipsonBridget Phillipson Houghton & Sunderland South
  • Yasmin QureshiYasmin Qureshi Bolton South East
  • Nick RaynsfordNick Raynsford Greenwich & Woolwich
  • Jamie ReedJamie Reed Copeland
  • Jonathan ReynoldsJonathan Reynolds Stalybridge & Hyde
  • Frank RoyFrank Roy Motherwell & Wishaw
  • Chris RuaneChris Ruane Vale of Clwyd
  • Anas SarwarAnas Sarwar Glasgow Central
  • Virendra SharmaVirendra Sharma Ealing, Southall
  • Barry SheermanBarry Sheerman Huddersfield
  • Angela SmithAngela Smith Penistone & Stocksbridge
  • Nick SmithNick Smith Blaenau Gwent
  • Peter SoulsbyPeter Soulsby Leicester South
  • Graham StringerGraham Stringer Blackley & Broughton
  • Mark TamiMark Tami Alyn & Deeside
  • Gareth ThomasGareth Thomas Harrow West
  • Valerie VazValerie Vaz Walsall South
  • Phil WilsonPhil Wilson Sedgefield
  • John WoodcockJohn Woodcock Barrow in Furness
  • Shaun WoodwardShaun Woodward St Helens South & Whiston

MEPs

  • Michael CashmanMichael Cashman West Midlands
  • Mary HoneyballMary Honeyball London
  • Richard HowittRichard Howitt Eastern
  • David MartinDavid Martin Scotland
  • Claude MoraesClaude Moraes London
  • Peter SkinnerPeter Skinner South East

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  • Airdrie and Shotts Airdrie and Shotts
  • Alyn and Deeside Alyn and Deeside
  • Amber Valley Amber Valley
  • Ashford Ashford
  • Aylesbury Aylesbury
  • Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock
  • Barking Barking
  • Barrow and Furness Barrow and Furness
  • Basingstoke Basingstoke
  • Bassetlaw Bassetlaw
  • Batley and Spen Batley and Spen
  • Beaconsfield Beaconsfield
  • Birmingham, Hall Green Birmingham, Hall Green
  • Birmingham, Hodge Hill Birmingham, Hodge Hill
  • Birmingham, Perry Barr Birmingham, Perry Barr
  • Bishop Auckland Bishop Auckland
  • Blackburn Blackburn
  • Blackley and Broughton Blackley and Broughton
  • Blaenau Gwent Blaenau Gwent
  • Blaydon Blaydon
  • Blyth Valley Blyth Valley
  • Bognor Regis and Littlehampton Bognor Regis and Littlehampton
  • Bolton South East Bolton South East
  • Boston and Skegness Boston and Skegness
  • Bosworth Bosworth
  • Brent Central Brent Central
  • Brigg and Goole Brigg and Goole
  • Bristol West Bristol West
  • Bromsgrove Bromsgrove
  • Broxtowe Broxtowe
  • Burnley Burnley
  • Burton Burton
  • Bury North Bury North
  • Bury South Bury South
  • Caerphilly Caerphilly
  • Central Ayrshire Central Ayrshire
  • Chatham and Aylesford Chatham and Aylesford
  • Chelmsford Chelmsford
  • Chesterfield Chesterfield
  • Chichester Chichester
  • Colchester Colchester
  • Crawley Crawley
  • Croydon South Croydon South
  • Cumbernauld, Kilsyth & Kirkintilloch East Cumbernauld, Kilsyth & Kirkintilloch East
  • Delyn Delyn
  • Devizes Devizes
  • Don Valley Don Valley
  • Dover Dover
  • Dumfries & Galloway Dumfries & Galloway
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  • Ealing, Southall Ealing, Southall
  • East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow
  • East Renfrewshire East Renfrewshire
  • East Yorkshire East Yorkshire
  • Edinburgh South West Edinburgh South West
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  • Edmonton Edmonton
  • Epsom and Ewell Epsom and Ewell
  • Feltham and Heston Feltham and Heston
  • Forest of Dean Forest of Dean
  • Gateshead Gateshead
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  • Glasgow South Glasgow South
  • Gloucester Gloucester
  • Grantham and Stamford Grantham and Stamford
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  • Hitchin and Harpenden Hitchin and Harpenden
  • Horsham Horsham
  • Houghton and Sunderland South Houghton and Sunderland South
  • Ilford South Ilford South
  • Jarrow Jarrow
  • Kingston Upon Hull West and Hessle Kingston Upon Hull West and Hessle
  • Knowsley Knowsley
  • Lanark & Hamilton East Lanark & Hamilton East
  • Lancaster and Fleetwood Lancaster and Fleetwood
  • Leicester East Leicester East
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  • Liverpool, Riverside Liverpool, Riverside
  • Liverpool, West Derby Liverpool, West Derby
  • Macclesfield Macclesfield
  • Maldon Maldon
  • Manchester Central Manchester Central
  • Meon Valley Meon Valley
  • Mid Sussex Mid Sussex
  • Milton Keynes North Milton Keynes North
  • Mitcham and Morden Mitcham and Morden
  • Morecambe and Lunesdale Morecambe and Lunesdale
  • Motherwell & Wishaw Motherwell & Wishaw
  • Newcastle-Under-Lyme Newcastle-Under-Lyme
  • Newport East Newport East
  • Newton Abbot Newton Abbot
  • North Ayrshire & Arran North Ayrshire & Arran
  • North East Somerset North East Somerset
  • North Herefordshire North Herefordshire
  • North Tyneside North Tyneside
  • North West Cambridgeshire North West Cambridgeshire
  • North West Durham North West Durham
  • North West Hampshire North West Hampshire
  • Northampton North Northampton North
  • Ogmore Ogmore
  • Paisley & Renfrewshire South Paisley & Renfrewshire South
  • Pendle Pendle
  • Penistone and Stocksbridge Penistone and Stocksbridge
  • Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
  • Pudsey Pudsey
  • Redditch Redditch
  • Reigate Reigate
  • Rhondda Rhondda
  • Rochester and Strood Rochester and Strood
  • Romford Romford
  • Rotherham Rotherham
  • Rugby Rugby
  • Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner
  • Runnymede and Weybridge Runnymede and Weybridge
  • Rushcliffe Rushcliffe
  • Saffron Walden Saffron Walden
  • Scunthorpe Scunthorpe
  • Sedgefield Sedgefield
  • Selby and Ainsty Selby and Ainsty
  • Sevenoaks Sevenoaks
  • Sheffield South East Sheffield South East
  • Sittingbourne and Sheppey Sittingbourne and Sheppey
  • Slough Slough
  • Somerton and Frome Somerton and Frome
  • South Holland and the Deepings South Holland and the Deepings
  • South Shields South Shields
  • South West Hertfordshire South West Hertfordshire
  • South West Norfolk South West Norfolk
  • Stalybridge and Hyde Stalybridge and Hyde
  • Stevenage Stevenage
  • Stockton North Stockton North
  • Stockton South Stockton South
  • Stoke-On-Trent Central Stoke-On-Trent Central
  • Stratford-On-Avon Stratford-On-Avon
  • Streatham Streatham
  • Sunderland Central Sunderland Central
  • Sutton and Cheam Sutton and Cheam
  • Thornbury and Yate Thornbury and Yate
  • Tiverton and Honiton Tiverton and Honiton
  • Tonbridge and Malling Tonbridge and Malling
  • Twickenham Twickenham
  • Tynemouth Tynemouth
  • Vale of Clwyd Vale of Clwyd
  • Vauxhall Vauxhall
  • Wakefield Wakefield
  • Wallasey Wallasey
  • Walsall South Walsall South
  • Walthamstow Walthamstow
  • Wansbeck Wansbeck
  • Warrington South Warrington South
  • Watford Watford
  • West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine
  • West Lancashire West Lancashire
  • West Worcestershire West Worcestershire
  • Wimbledon Wimbledon
  • Windsor Windsor
  • Wirral South Wirral South
  • Wirral West Wirral West
  • Witham Witham
  • Wolverhampton South East Wolverhampton South East
  • Worcester Worcester

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