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Shadow minister to stand for mayor

Shadow work and pensions secretary Liam Byrne is to resign from Ed Miliband’s frontbench team to stand for mayor in Birmingham if the city’s voters agree to create the office.

Mr Byrne will quit the shadow cabinet if Birmingham votes yes in May’s referendum on having an elected mayor.

A Labour source said Mr Byrne will formally announce his decision to stand today.

 
 
 

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