Jon Cruddas Diane Abbott

Jim Pickard

Earlier in the week I wrote that it would be interesting to see who Jon Cruddas came out in support for during the leadership contest – given that he was a cigarette paper away from standing himself.

Today, I’m told, he’s likely to to nominate Diane Abbott, doubling her tally of names in one stroke of the pen. Until now she only had the backing of David Lammy, who – some presume – may intend to support David Miliband in the final showdown. Read more