A relative dark horse for the Labour leadership Lisa Nandy had a good week. She won backing from the NUM and could well make sure the final run-off isn’t a dreary two-horse race between Sir Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey. Of the famous five, Jess Phillips has not yet set the world alight.
Her faintly ludicrous slogan, “Speak truth. Win power,” is of a piece with her increasingly bizarre media appearances. Every single article or interview or campaign video she makes is dominated by solipsistic references to her apparently unique leadership style.