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Former labour leader Ed Miliband to stand again for election as MP

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband has confirmed he will seek to continue as an MP.

Mr Miliband, who quit as leader following Labour's defeat in the 2015 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 June 8 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.”

Mr Miliband quit after the May 2015 vote, which saw Labour win 232 seats, 99 behind the Conservatives, as David Cameron secured a small outright majority.

Doncaster North is a safe Labour seat, in which Mr Miliband won more than 50% of the vote in 2015 and a majority of 11,780.

PA Wire