— Caroline Flint (@CarolineFlintMP) February 9, 2015
Two weeks ago Guido wrote in the Sun:
Labour MPs are already plotting away for life after Ed Miliband. With the news that popular MP Dave Watts will be retiring in May, the important role of Chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party – essentially the shop steward for MPs – is up for grabs. Softly spoken lefty John Cryer has been pressing the flesh and running a whispering campaign to be appointed before the election to avoid unpredictable new members getting a say in the decision. And whose bidding might John be doing in the kingmaking role? Well he’s married to Ellie Reeves – sister of Labour rising star Rachel Reeves.
Tonight Cryer was selected as the new Chairman. You’re either in front of Guido…