Over the last week we've been running a poll with the question: If Gordon Brown didn't exist, who do you think should be the next leader of the Labour Party? 270 people voted and Hilary Benn won by a country mile with 35%. David Miliband was second with 13% and John Reid came third with 11%. The readers of this blog are obviously people of taste. They put Patricia Hewitt bottom with 3% - I'd love to know the identity of the nine people who voted for her. I assume they must have all been Conservatives with a masochism complex. So it's down to the betting shop tomorrow to put some crispy oncers on Hilary.
Check out the new poll: Do you think that some sort of State Funding for political parties should be introduced?
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