A pointer to the the ballot?
As we all know back in the 2010 Labour leadership contest Ed’s elder brother, David, was the front runner and chalked up biggish leads with both Labour MPs and the party membership.
With the contest for LAB MP nominations now in full flght LabourList is keeping an updated list of current MP declarations and, very helpfully, is showing which candidate those who were MPs then voted for in the September 2010 contest.
The breakdown in the chart show how the choices of those MPs who backed David Miliband in 2010. As can be seen Liz Kendall is taking by a big margin the most.
Clearly these are early days and there are many other MPs who have not declared and we might never know which they supported. Unlike 2010 when the preference of each MP was made public their votes this time will be by secret ballot.
The split of 2010 LAB MP Ed Miliband supporters is not so striking although Andy Burnham is ahead with Cooper not far behind.