“I have never heard of this person”

They’re not, yet, the audience he needs to convince, getting him on the ballot will be the first step for the Secretary of State for Wales, etc, Peter Hain’s, to be announced, “high-profile campaign manager”. But whoever it is will have to take note of this YouGov poll[pdf file], commissioned by rival candidate for the job, Harriet Harman, which suggests she is in front in the public’s eye for Deputy Leader of the Labour Party – Peter Hain lies in the middle of the crowded field. The Guardian has some of the detailThe YouGov poll recorded that while a Brown/Harman ticket would encourage 15% of those polled to be “much more likely” or “a little more likely” to vote Labour, only 9% were persuaded by Brown/Hain. The other candidates recorded figures on that question as follows

Brown/Benn – 12%
Brown/Blears – 8%
Brown/Harman – 15%
Brown/Hain – 9%
Brown/Johnson – 8%
Brown/Cruddas – 6%

From the YouGov poll – pdf file here

John Prescott has said he will stand down as Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party in the next few months. Several candidates have said they will stand for the job of Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. We’d like to know what you think of some of the candidates.

Using a scale from 0 to 10 (where 0 = ’Very cold, unfavourable’ and 10 = ‘Very warm, favourable’) please rate how you feel about the following candidates:

The personal response figures for Peter Hain


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  • Token Dissent

    If Brown does get elected I would be delighted if Benn emerged as the Deputy. He has more ability to unite the party than any of the rest of the candidates. He manages to embrace Blairism, and still connect with the party activist and the unions.

    If only John McDonnell had a chance for the leadership…