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Dubai bye for Byers?

Michael Crick | 13:22 UK time, Wednesday, 14 April 2010

So what role is Stephen Byers playing in this election campaign, now that he is stepping down as an MP, and following the exposure by Channel Four that he is in the market for lobbying work at up to £3-5,000?

A BBC colleague spotted him on a flight to Dubai this morning - in business class (though my colleague was in economy).

No doubt Mr Byers is canvassing ex-pat Labour voters out in the Gulf.

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