Hazel ahead in Newsnight straw poll
I had to give up my ticket to tonight's Deputy Leadership hustings because my son was at home teething and took precedence.
So I've just watched Newsnight's coverage and seen Michael Crick say that Hazel was the candidate who impressed him and the audience most and then announce the outcome of a straw poll secret ballot of the 500 members in the audience for the debate:
He said Cruddas was "obviously hampered by his lack of front line ministerial experience".
Line of the night from Hazel:
"I don't need a sociologist to tell me about the views of the white working class."
UPDATE: Crick says Hazel won after transfers of eliminated candidates too - and that he was surprised she did so well when the audience was London-based and middle class.