The Labour party is to choose its new leader by staging an egg-and-spoon race.
‘Members are tired of the old fashioned and lengthy balloting method,’ a Labour spokesman said. ‘We think an egg-and-spoon race will be much more fun and will avoid personal attacks during the contest.’
Of the five candidates, David Miliband is the front-runner with the best track record, having won the egg-and-spoon race twice at his primary school. However, his younger brother Ed claims David cheated by holding the egg.
Ed Miliband has had some past success in school sack race contests.
Diane Abbott said she would not take part if only white eggs were used. Ed Balls said he would have preferred a hop-skip-and jump contest. Andy Burnham said he wasn’t keen to be seen wearing shorts.
The winner will be decided on the first past the post system’, the spokesman said.