There was a rumour that certain… elements in the Labour Party were hoping to persuade David Miliband back into Parliament by this route.
They would have parachuted him in and then set him up as the next candidate against Jeremy Corbyn – after Owen Smith’s upcoming failure on September 24.
While This Writer is unsure of Ms Brabin’s qualifications to be a member of Parliament, it seems certain that she would be a better option for British democracy.
Former soap star Tracy Brabin could stand for Labour in the by-election triggered by the death of Jo Cox.
The ex-Coronation Street, EastEnders and Emmerdale actress confirmed to the BBC she was considering putting her name forward to become the Labour candidate.
Mrs Cox, who was MP for Batley and Spen, was shot and stabbed in Birstall, West Yorkshire on 16 June.
The Labour Party said it had not yet begun the selection process.
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