Looks like the starter's pistol has been fired and the candidates will start jockeying for position in the next leadership race. Being British, we do so love watching political parties indulge in a bit of internal blood-letting as what are at heart a group of deeply selfish people, hungry for power, see the prize tantalisingly within their grasp and trample each other to get it. So who are the runners and riders? 1) John McDonnell - basically a media friendly Corbyn, one of the North London set with the same dodgy past that crippled Corbyn 2) Diane Abbott - Another of the London group, not good with the media, or much else. 3) Emily Thornberry - What do you know, another Londoner. Spoke out very publicly against party policy after Labour got hammered in the local elections. 4) Sir Keir Starmer - has carried himself pretty well in the Brexit fiasco, sometimes single-handedly acting as HM Loyal Opposition 5) Angela Raynor - Speaks strongly about Welfare issues and has criticised the dafter Labour policies. 6) Rebecca Wrong-Daily - Strong supporter of Corbyn but maybe a bit young? 7) Yvette Cooper - The Blairite in the woodpile, unlikely to get support from Momentum 8) Sadiq Khan - an experienced political mover, is the timing right for him?