RUNNERS & RIDERS.
Strength: Super-intelligent and grown in stature at the Foreign Office.
Weakness: Can be geeky and look silly with a banana. Chances: Front-runner but hampered by closeness to Blair.
ALAN JOHNSON, 7/1 Age 59 Home Secretary, former Health and Education Secretary, ex-postman and union leader. Strength: Brilliant communicator with common touch. Weakness: Messed up deputy leadership contest.
Chances: Seen as ideal person to be "caretaker" leader.
ED BALLS, 8/1 Age 43 Children's Secretary, former adviser to Gordon Brown. Strength: Tough and decisive. Weakness: Too much like his mentor Gordon Brown. Chances: Evens, but Balls suffers in the eyes of some for being considered as Gordon Brown Mark 2.
ED MILIBAND, 8/1 Age 40 Energy Secretary, former adviser to Gordon Brown. Strength: Better communicator than his brother and he has union support.
Weakness: Still seen as inexperienced. Chances: May not stand if his brother does.
HARRIET HARMAN, 12/1 Age 59 Labour deputy leader and equalities minister. Strength: Strong and experienced campaigner. Weakness: Admits she alienates many people, especially men. Chances: Deputy leadership contest shows she cannot be written off.
ANDY BURNHAM, 16/1 Age 40 Health Secretary and former special adviser.
Strength: Telegenic with strong Labour background. Weakness: Needs to show more gravitas.
Chances: Could come through middle if David Miliband and Ed Balls split vote.
JON CRUDDAS, 16/1 Age 48 Son of a sailor, former university lecturer and adviser to Tony Blair.
Strength: Bright and personable.
Weakness: Untested as he ducked chance to serve in Government. Chances: Outside bet, seen as YVETTE COOPER, 33/1 Age: 41 Work and Pensions Secretary, former journalist. Strength: Highly regarded as very capable Secretary of State. Weakness: Has not shown appetite for top job.
Chances: Good bet but may not run against husband Ed Balls.