VIDEO: Doncaster North MP Ed Miliband expected to step down as leader

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Doncaster North MP Ed Miliband is expected to step down as Labour leader after his party’s disappointing general election result.

It is being reported that Mr Miliband is due to speak to Labour party staff shortly before speaking in public in central London at noon.

ON HIS WAY OUT? ... Labour leader Ed Miliband arrives with his wife Justine at the Labour party central office in Brewer's Green, London after travelling down from his Doncaster constituency, as according to reports he is expected to resign.

ON HIS WAY OUT? ... Labour leader Ed Miliband arrives with his wife Justine at the Labour party central office in Brewer's Green, London after travelling down from his Doncaster constituency, as according to reports he is expected to resign.

Mr Miliband, who has represented the Doncaster North constituency since 2005, got 20,708 votes, increasing his majority by 871.

But his party suffered heavy losses at the hands of the SNP, with the Conservatives forecast to achieve a Commons majority.

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Labour leader Ed Miliband arrives with his wife Justine at the Labour party central office in Brewer's Green, London after travelling down from his Doncaster constituency, as according to reports he is expected to resign following sweeping losses in Scotland and with David Cameron close to an overall majority.

Labour leader Ed Miliband arrives with his wife Justine at the Labour party central office in Brewer's Green, London after travelling down from his Doncaster constituency, as according to reports he is expected to resign following sweeping losses in Scotland and with David Cameron close to an overall majority.

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Labour leader Ed Miliband arrives with his wife Justine at the Labour party central office in Brewer's Green, London after travelling down from his Doncaster constituency, as according to reports he is expected to resign following sweeping losses in Scotland and with David Cameron close to an overall majority

Labour leader Ed Miliband arrives with his wife Justine at the Labour party central office in Brewer's Green, London after travelling down from his Doncaster constituency, as according to reports he is expected to resign following sweeping losses in Scotland and with David Cameron close to an overall majority

Labour leader Ed Miliband arrives with his wife Justine at the Labour party central office in Brewer's Green, London after travelling down from his Doncaster constituency, as according to reports he is expected to resign following sweeping losses in Scotland and with David Cameron close to an overall majority

Labour leader Ed Miliband arrives with his wife Justine at the Labour party central office in Brewer's Green, London after travelling down from his Doncaster constituency, as according to reports he is expected to resign following sweeping losses in Scotland and with David Cameron close to an overall majority