If not Hain, who?

Even without a vacancy, speculation about the Deputy Prime Minister and Labour Deputy Leader positions and replacement are rife, with Peter Hain one of the names in the mix.

Unionists were cool on Hain from the beginning because of his Irish Nationalist pedigree but his pedigree and some of his decisions hasn’t led to a rapport with Nationalism either. Who among the Labour pool of talent could replace him? Any candidates with the skills to deliver the final deal?