Well that was surprising. Went to the London hustings with a very open mind.
In the leadership hustings, I was impressed most of all by Lisa Nandy, something I really did not expect. My current ranking is Nandy, RLB and then Starmer.
In the deputy leadership, anyone of four would be excellent but Richard Burgon stood out from among them. Didn’t expect that either. Dawn Butler started well but lost it and her cool on antisemitism. Rosena Allin Khan was good but possibly too inexperienced and maybe better suited to another role. Angela Rayner was good and solid but not the force I was expecting. Murray? No.
A worthwhile way to spend a wet Sunday.