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Ed Miliband on Tom Watson: 'Right that he went'

4 July 2013 Last updated at 19:01 BST

Labour's Tom Watson has resigned from his shadow cabinet role as the party's general election co-ordinator.

The West Bromwich East MP has been embroiled in a row about candidate selection in Falkirk.

Mr Watson, known for pursuing the phone hacking scandal, wrote that it was better for the "future unity" of the Labour Party that he resigned.

Labour leader Ed Miliband praised his work but said it made sense for Mr Watson and Labour that he resign.

"It was right that he went... because we both agreed that he was becoming a distraction", he said.

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