After the suggestions on Paul Lindford’s blog and this site about John Denham being a credible candidate for the Labour leadership there is now backing for the idea in today’s Guardian by the former defence minister, Peter Kilfoyle.
Denham’s great plus point was that he resigned his post as a Home Office minster over the Iraq War – an issue that continues to hang over the Labour party. On Monday I argued that if by any chance that Denham got elected then of the three main party leaders only David Cameron would have supported the war.
The chances of him running at all must be quite remote but there must be just a faint possibility. His latest betting price is 149/1. Brown, meanwhile, has eased a touch to 0.29/1.