Nandy won't win, but realistically this campaign has been more about her building her profile both within the party and nationally. This may possibly help set her up for a stronger bid in future. She's performed very well overall (although signing the trans activists pledge card was a mistake imo), but too many members hold her role in the attempted 'coup' against Saint Corbyn in 2016 against her. Never mind that her stance has since been thoroughly vindicated, this is the Labour membership we are dealing with....
The best thing about a Starmer win will be that it will opens up the possibility of appointing a range of talent within the PLP to shadow cabinet posts - Nandy will get a major post I'm sure, and I hope people like Stella Creasy too. Add to that some of the more experienced people who've been exiled in recent years e.g. Yvette Cooper, and you could have a convincing Labour front bench. Still many battles would need to be fought to reduce hard left control in the wider party.
I saw Nandy on SKY News last night (together with Starmer and RLB) and Nandy came over well I thought. But yes - no she isn't likely to win.
Starmer was good too.
I think Nandy has possibilities in the future of the Labour Party.
Stella Creasy would be a good choice for Starmer in a Labour Shadow Cabinet.
Why don't MPs get maternity leave, or do they get it these days.