You may remember that I blogged on 1 September that one of Ed Ball’s most prominent supporters, Geoffrey Robinson, was giving his second preference vote to David Miliband.
The London Evening Standard has now reported that Gerry Sutcliffe, Andy Burnham’s campaign supremo is also giving his second preference to David
This has to be good for David Miliband. He already has more first preferences than any of the other candidates and it now looks as if he will pick up a good number of seconds in the MP/MEP section.
It’s also good news for the Labour Party. David Miliband is the only one of the five candidates who is prime ministerial material. He has a sound electoral platform which will appeal to many outside the Labour Party – the very people we need to vote for us in the next general election.
As a Party activist in the 1980s I know what opposition is like – frustrating and soul-destroying. Believe me, it would not be good for the Labour Party of the people who vote for us if we remained in oppositon party for any longer than necessary.
David Miliband is a winner. Vote David for victory.