Thursday, 27 May 2010

Leadership Roundup

The week of the State Opening of Parliament sees both Milibands safely on the ballot, with Ed Balls surely to join them pretty soon.

Andy Burnham seems becalmed in the teens, while Diane Abbot and John McDonnell have seemingly insurmountable obstacles to reaching 33. For the sake of credibility, Keir hopes that the NEC doesn't relax the rules on nominating numbers.

The second bit of good news for Ed Balls is that Mrs Balls has now nominated him. I'm sure dinner times are more relaxed...

Off the top of his head, Keir thinks there is about 110-120 MPs yet to nominate...

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