It’s always tricky to be the first to stick your head above the parapet, so full marks to Siobhain McDonagh, Joan Ryan, George Howarth, Graham Stringer and Fiona Mactaggart for going public, and let’s hope they make it easier for everyone else to follow.
I’m also seeing names like Frank Field, Kate Hoey, Jim Dowd and Janet Anderson kicking around in these discussions, too, so good for them.
UPDATE [4pm]: Gordon Prentice, too, apparently, so we may be into double figures. [6pm]: Iain Dale, the little scrote, thinks Mike Hall and Shona McIsaac may be joining the merry throng, which would give us a dozen.[6:30pm] John McDonnell, also, now there’s a surprise. [Sunday 10:30am] The Observer has Greg Pope and Peter Kilfoyle. The Sunday Times has Barry Gardiner.