The Daily Mirror today threw its weight behind David Miliband in the race to become Labour leader.
The only consistently pro-Labour Fleet Street national today said in a front page leader: “We believe he has the intellect, talent and experience to take on the Tories – and eventually become PM.
“And we urge all those with a vote in the contest to rally behind him.”
The Daily Mirror was the only London-based national to back Labour in the May general election.
Ballot papers go out today in the Labour leadership contest.
The Daily Mirror says the former foreign secretary, “has a formidable intellect, a quick sense of humour and we know the Tories really fear David Miliband”.
Left-leaning current affairs weekly the New Statesman last week urged its readers to vote for Ed Miliband, the younger of the two brothers both fighting for the Labour leadership.