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Perhaps he is really cosy with journos who want him elected Labour leader?

Frankly, the prospect of Balls or Abbot as Labour leader is just farcical.

I would much prefer Abbott, quite how anyone could contemplate voting for that slimy git Balls is beyond me. At least Abbot is at least vaguely honest from time to time.

Add to that she is far more of a left wing nutter so would ensure Labour were not re-elected for a long long time - oh and she is not particularly photogenic which sadly enough seems to be critical these days especially when talking about women.

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Abbott out in front as poll tips Britain's first black female MP to win Labour leadership race

Leadership material: Diane Abbott, having long been a thorn in the side of New Labour, is seen as a clear change in direction from Gordon Brown

Left-wing firebrand Diane Abbott has topped the first major opinion poll since she entered the Labour leadership race - despite not having the declared support of any MPs.

The strongest backing for the Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP in the poll came from Tory and Lib Dem voters.

Research by the Politics-Home website shows Britain's first black female MP is a more popular choice for Labour leader than the front-runner David Miliband.

Miss Abbott, 56, who appears on BBC's This Week, was the first choice of 19 per cent of people, putting her ahead of Mr Miliband on 18 per cent, his brother Ed on 12 per cent, Andy Burnham on 8 per cent, Ed Balls on 7 per cent and John McDonnell on 5 per cent.

Her high media profile could explain her performance in the poll, although the backing from non-Labour supporters could be intended to get Labour to appoint the candidate least likely to win a general election.

By last night she and Mr McDonnell had still failed to secure any of the 33 nomination needed to contest the leadership.

Both Milibands have 33, while Mr Balls and Mr Burnham have 14 and 8 respectively.

Among Labour supporters, David Miliband remains the strong favourite, with a 31 per cent share of the vote, followed by his brother on 18 per cent.

Miss Abbott was backed by just nine per cent of Labour supporters - level with Ed Balls and Andy Burnham.

POLITICSHOME POLL

Diane Abbott 19%

David Milliband 18%

Ed Milliband 12%

Andy Burnham 8%

Ed Balls 7%

John McDonnell 5%

A previous PoliticsHome poll showed David Miliband backed by 21 per cent of voters, with a clear lead over his nearest rivals.

Miss Abbott announced her decision to stand last week after complaining that the existing candidates were too similar.

With Harriet Harman and Yvette Cooper having already ruled themselves out, Labour was facing the embarrassment of having no women candidates for the leadership.

Although Miss Abbott, 56, is thought unlikely to win, she has says she is confident of getting the backing of 33 MPs needed to enter the contest.

Miss Abbott is an outspoken feminist and anti-racist campaigner who once claimed that Britain had ‘invented racism’.

But her left-wing credentials were badly tarnished in 2003 when it emerged she was shunning state schools in her Hackney constituency to send her son James to a £10,000-a-year private school.

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Seems Abbott is quite popular

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Seems Abbott is quite popular

Her high media profile could explain her performance in the poll, although the backing from non-Labour supporters could be intended to get Labour to appoint the candidate least likely to win a general election.

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Balls, the one with the 'Tactical Voting' idea, vote for him he's a f'in genius !!

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

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Abbott has gone out of her way as a back bencher to be a very public figure, she was more reliable with TV appointments than any other labour MP including the GB who regularly missed PMQs...

Abbott

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vs Gordon

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Dianne Abbott is very popular amongst the grassroots of the labour party. I'm not sure she'll win, but she may push David Milliband hard!! Maybe they should form a coalition seeing as its all the rage!!

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Balls, the one with the 'Tactical Voting' idea, vote for him he's a f'in genius !!

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

Not such a dumb idea though, in an underhand sort of way.

Balls, Mandelson and Campbell came close to success after engineering a "coup" to keep Brown and NuLabour in power by means of a undemocratic Lib/Lab pact :(.

Balls may look a buffoon, but make no mistake, he's dangerous.

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Ed Balls seems to be all over the TV News channels like a bad rash this morning :(.

Why on Earth are Labour getting so much free airtime :angry:.

'Cos fatty Balls is about all that is left of the Campbell, Mc'Bride, Brown, Whelan, BBC alliance still able to aspire to real power for now.

Personally I hope he wins; his clearly bullying, thuggish attitude is unlikely to be anymore of a vote winner than Brown's...........and let's not forget his role as economic 'guru' for the latter.

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There's a lot of stuff in the news about academies, 10,000 less University places, breaking away from LEAs etc. Balls is the shadow Education minister.... for now.

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'Cos fatty Balls is about all that is left of the Campbell, Mc'Bride, Brown, Whelan, BBC alliance still able to aspire to real power for now.

Personally I hope he wins; his clearly bullying, thuggish attitude is unlikely to be anymore of a vote winner than Brown's...........and let's not forget his role as economic 'guru' for the latter.

Did you hear R4's PM interview last week?

Eddie Mair :"So Ed Balls, now standing for the Labour Leadership, which policies of Gordon Brown did you NOT agree with whilst Labour were in power?"

Balls: Silence for 10 secs then '"Erm" then more silence, then "Er" then some crap made up on the spot.

Best radio in a long time. Balls is hopeless in opposition.

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Among Labour supporters, David Miliband remains the strong favourite, with a 31 per cent share of the vote, followed by his brother on 18 per cent.

Suggests that the poll's sample was made up of just anybody and everybody. It would make more sense to poll Labour MPs, Union members and members of the Labour Party and then weight each group's figures 1/3 each to reflect the views of the people who will actually vote in this leadership election.

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Not such a dumb idea though, in an underhand sort of way.

Balls, Mandelson and Campbell came close to success after engineering a "coup" to keep Brown and NuLabour in power by means of a undemocratic Lib/Lab pact :(.

Balls may look a buffoon, but make no mistake, he's dangerous.

And what has happened to Mandelson since the election? - I just can't believe he's going to go quietly, but nor will he be happy batting for the opposition: the man is a power addict, but he seems to have gone to earth.

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And what has happened to Mandelson since the election? - I just can't believe he's going to go quietly, but nor will he be happy batting for the opposition: the man is a power addict, but he seems to have gone to earth.

He's currently staying with Nat Rothschild in one of his houses in Klosters..in yesterday's Daily Mail.

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