Ex-Foreign Secretary David Miliband poised for shock return as ambassador to US, say insiders

DAVID Miliband could be lined up to be Britain’s next ambassador to the United States, party insiders reckon.

Sir Keir Starmer will wait until the next US President is elected and inaugurated into office until he makes a final announcement.

David Miliband set to be UK's next ambassador to the US, party insiders say


David Miliband set to be UK’s next ambassador to the US, party insiders sayCredit: AP

That means a decision will not be announced until January next year.

But a Westminster insider said: “Sir Keir Starmer has been thinking about putting David Miliband in as US ambassador.

“He already lives in America and has lots of connections.”

It would be a shock return to the Labour inner circle by David Miliband – who was famously beaten to the job of Labour leader by his younger brother Ed Miliband.

David is a former foreign secretary.

Since quitting as an MP, he has been president of the International Rescue Committee – a major humanitarian relief charity.

The job means he and his family live in the US.

David fell out spectacularly with his brother Ed over the bitter battle to replace Gordon Brown and become Labour leader in 2010.

He used to be Labour MP for South Shields.

David's brother Ed is Labour's Energy Security and Net Zero Minister


David’s brother Ed is Labour’s Energy Security and Net Zero MinisterCredit: EPA
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