The Labour leadership election

The election of a new leader of the Labour Party to succeed Gordon Brown has now started in earnest with five candidates securing enough MP nominations to run and the first hustings hosted by the “New Statesman”.

My son Richard, who used to be Special Adviser to Douglas Alexander and is now working on the Open Left project for Demos, was at the hustings and has written about it here.

For myself, if I thought the next General Election would be in the next year, I would probably vote for David Miliband. Since I reckon that the next General Election is going to be some years – maybe  even five – away, I’m inclined to vote for Ed Miliband.

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