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British Labour Party politician


David Wright Miliband is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Shields since 2001, the Shadow Foreign Secretary since 2010 and was the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from 2007 to 2010. He is the son of the late Marxist theorist Ralph Miliband. He and his younger brother Ed Miliband were the first siblings to sit in the Cabinet simultaneously since Edward, Lord Stanley, and Oliver Stanley in 1938.

David Miliband Info

Date of BirthJuly 15, 1965
Place of BirthLondon, United Kingdom
Spouse (s)Louise Shackelton
Political PartyLabour
Alma materCorpus Christi College, Oxford & Massachusetts Institute of Technology
ReligionNone (atheist)
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 As far as I can see, the exit poll projection suggesting that no party would win this election is being borne out. 
— David Miliband on the UK General Election exit polls / May 07, 2010
 If indeed no party has won an absolute majority then it seems to me perfectly reasonable and right that parties should talk to each other to see if they can find common ground to establish a strong and stable government. There's no harm in that. It's a good thing to do when the voters have clearly not embraced any of us and given us the absolute majority that we are all seeking. 
— David Miliband on the UK General Election exit polls / May 07, 2010
 I... deeply regret the fact that our specific concerns about the individual in this case were not taken into consideration... These included mental health issues, and inadequate professional interpretation during the trial. 
— David Miliband condemning the execution of a British man convicted of drugs smuggling by China / December 29, 2009
 That is a slur both on myself and the government. 
— David Miliband dismissing claims that the British government granted an early release for Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi to boost diplomatic and commercial ties with Libya / August 21, 2009
 Obviously the sight of a mass murderer getting a hero's welcome in Tripoli is deeply upsetting, deeply distressing. 
— David Miliband on the reaction when Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, Lockerbie bomber got upon his arrival in Libya / August 21, 2009

 The enemy that Pakistan faces is a domestic terrorist, not a large and successful neighbour like India, which has got far better things to do in the world of commerce and politics than end up in a standoff with Pakistan. 
— David Miliband saying India is not Pakistan's enemy / July 07, 2009
 But remember, 61 years, India is the world's largest and most successful -- the largest democracy and the success story of the region. 
— David Miliband / July 07, 2009
 Communities from Baluchistan through to the Punjab split by lines between countries and of course, the Bangladesh experience of the early 1970s. So, you see, let me just make the point that Pakistan has been a society deeply challenged -- socioeconomically, politically, geographically -- over the last 60 years 
— David Miliband / July 07, 2009