There is speculation that Labour leadership contenders may begin to announce their intentions today.
Harriet Harman is now acting Labour leader – although she has reportedly ruled herself out of running for the leadership, apparently preferring to stay as the second-in-command.
Here are the current odds offered by Ladbrokes on the most likely contenders:
- David Miliband – 8/13
- Ed Balls – 7/1
- Ed Miliband – 7/1
- Alan Johnson – 8/1
- Andy Burnham – 12/1
- Alistair Darling – 16/1
- Harriet Harman – 16/1
- Jon Cruddas – 20/1
7.40am Alan Johnson declares his support for David Miliband on the Today Programme
David Miliband has announced he is a candidate for the Labour leadership. He says he will formally launch his campaign in his South Shields constituency next week, but starting tomorrow is going on a national tour of constituencies to seek to understand why Labour lost and the hope and fears of the British people.