While the king/queen makers of London politics go about buffing up their egos talent spotting for 2016, there is a not insignificant question about the Leadership of the Greater London Assembly Labour Party group.
Jon Worth, writing on Labour List earlier today states: Labour needs a new leader for London to take the attack to Boris https://bit.ly/J96a7K
You pose a highly pertinent question.
But unless I am mistaken (a frequent occurrence, but, hey) there will be an election for leader of the GLA Labour Group? Maybe it has already taken place? If that election has not been framed in the context of who best to hold the Tory mayor to account and position Labour to win in 2016 (unless Labour is minded to abolish elected mayors) then the London Labour Party board needs to get busy.
I hope Len does the decent thing and steps down as Group Leader, declares a conflict of interest as Chair of the London Labour Party board, and allows a proper contest to take place.