As Labour licks its wounds after a worse performance at the polls on Thursday than in 2010’s election defeat, Ed Miliband has stepped down from the helm of the party.

Labour finds itself entering another term in opposition and once again looking for a new leader. But who is best placed to step up to the plate? Here are some of the front runners:

Andy Burnham

Burnham ran for the party leadership in 2010 but came fourth. This time around the Shadow Health Secretary is the bookies’ favourite to win another leadership contest.

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