Keir Starmer, David Miliband, Jess Philips or Tony Blair could lead the Labour party to success in the next general election, according to a Courier online poll.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is set to resign after the party suffered its worst result since 1935 in last week’s general election.
The Conservative party, under Boris Johnson, stormed to victory as Labour lost 42 seats to end with 203.
The Courier asked readers who, from 19 possibilities, stood the best chance to inspire a Labour comeback in the next general election.
From 613 votes, almost 20% (118) backed Keir Starmer. The shadow Brexit secretary is third favourite with leading bookmakers and topped our poll.
Of the top four, two are no longer MPs. David Miliband, who grabbed 10.84% (66) of the vote, resigned in 2013 to become President of the International Rescue Committee. Mr Miliband served as Foreign Secretary in his 13 years as a Labour MP.
Former Labour leader Tony Blair, who served as prime minister between 1997 and 2007, collected 9.2% (56) of the vote. He currently runs the Tony Blair Institute.
Third on our poll with 10.34% (63) was Jess Phillips, the MP for Birmingham Yardley since 2015.
Bookies’ favourite Rebecca Long-Bailey picked up a paltry 3.12% (19) of the vote, while second favourite Lisa Nandy collected just 4.6% (28).