A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Monday, May 14, 2007

What do the Cabinet think of each other?

Position taken by Cabinet Ministers (those who are MPs) so far in the Deputy Leadership election:

Blair, Prescott, Brown - not likely to nominate

Blears, Johnson, Benn, Hain - candidates

Reid, Jowell, Armstrong, Kelly, Hutton - backing Blears

Darling (according to Guardian), Hewitt, Alexander (according to Guardian) - backing Harman

Timms - backing Benn

Which means the ones still to declare are Straw, Beckett, Miliband, Browne, Smith.

Straw's nomination will be interesting as he is Brown's campaign manager.

Are any of Hain's closest colleagues going to back him?

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beckett is backing Johnson

12:17 pm, May 14, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to see Hazel has got the support of John Reid. Has he got her consent?

6:31 pm, May 14, 2007

 
Anonymous Andrea said...

"Which means the ones still to declare are Straw, Beckett, Miliband, Browne, Smith"

Miliand for Johnson and Smith for Blears

9:09 pm, May 14, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smith has now officially declared for Blears

2:38 am, May 15, 2007

 

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