Darling backs David Miliband

Former chancellor Alistair Darling has backed David Miliband in the Labour leadership race. He released a statement last night saying: “We are fortunate to have a field of very strong candidates, each with different qualities. However, I believe strongly that David Miliband is the right person to lead our party, first in Opposition and then back to power.” David Miliband is currently neck and neck with his brother Ed for the top job at the party.