Andy Grice is stepping down after 17 years at the helm as Indy political editor. As ever, MediaGuido brings you your runners and riders to replace him:
Indy Whitehall Editor
Wright has been at the paper for seven years since coming over from the Times, first as news editor and then bringing in stories as Whitehall editor. The clear favourite for the job.
Indy Deputy Political Editor
Veteran correspondent Morris has been at the Indy even longer and is said to be keen. Would be a safe pair of hands, if a little unexciting.
Sindy Political Editor
Already writes a regular column for the daily so not impossible that she might jump over from the Sunday edition. Good for hard-hitting scoops about Michael Gove. Would be a crying shame if her widely-enjoyed allotment blog suffered.
Sun on Sunday Political Correspondent
Has spent three years as the number two on the Sun on Sunday and has previously worked at a Lebedev stable over at the Evening Standard. Experience in tabloid discipline would also be useful for the i sister paper, which has significantly higher circulation.
MailOnline Political Editor
A former Sindy man, bosses won’t have forgotten classic Chorley scoops during his stint at the paper such as “Welcome to Britain’s sex toy capital“. Could be a goer if he is overlooked for the Daily Mail pol ed job.
Evening Standard Political Editor
Already on a Lebedev paper, Murphy has one last big job in him and a move to the Indy would make sense. Known for such top scoops at the 2013 Budget.
Guido Fawkes Sketchwriter
Sketch master Carr was at the Indy before moving to this parish. There would need to be a serious negotiation about allowing him to file from his Portugal holiday home. Would also mean writing for a smaller readership.
So, who will it be?