Miliband the elder takes up teaching post

David Miliband is to volunteer as a politics teacher at a secondary school, as he continues his break from frontline duties in Parliament.

The former Foreign Secretary, who has opted not to sit in Labour's Shadow Cabinet after losing to his brother, Ed, in the party's leadership contest, will lead A-level lessons in government and politics for an hour a week. The 45-year-old MP will take up the post at Haverstock School in Chalk Farm, north London, the comprehensive that he attended as a boy.