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UK Politics

Milibands reconcile as David accepts post

David Miliband has signalled he might be ready to bury the hatchet with his brother and return to Labour's front bench after agreeing to take on the role of student ambassador as part of Ed's plans to reinvigorate the party.

The announcement comes after several weeks of warm talks between the brothers. David will tour more than 20 universities and colleges in a move viewed as a public reconciliation between the brothers. Their relationship has been strained, with David absent from domestic politics since he was unexpectedly defeated in the party leadership battle by his younger brother last September.

David will hold question-and- answer sessions with students on issues such as foreign affairs, climate change and higher education. He said: "I am looking forward to helping Ed build the foundations for success at the next general election."