I would like to speculate about who Gordon will have in his cabinet, but I fear about the amount of egg on my face and in any case those exercises can be affected by who the person speculating would want to see in the cabinet!
But I will mention who I think/hope will be promoted and who I think/hope will be out.
Tessa Jowell: The embarrasments involving her and her husband (and that includes the Bernie Ecclestone affair some years back), mean that she is damaged goods
Hilary Armstrong: Thats a given, but she let her temperemant and her emotions get the better of her and that caused problems at crucial moments
Peter Hain: He's not bad, and has been helpful over N.Ireland, but coming as low as he did in the Deputy leadership polls says something. For that reason I think Hazel Blears might have to go
John Reid: He is going anyway, but I can't see him in this forthcoming cabinet if he wasn't!
Margaret Beckett: Has not done anything outstanding, is oppurtunist (She was a Bennite until it was inconvenient, was unhelpful in the original push against Millitant, and helped kick Dick Taverne into the wilderness), and is too cold and aloof for my liking. I confess I have never taken to her personally or politically and in any case she should move aside for some fresh blood. Eighteen years at the top without doing anything spectacular is long enough
Margaret Hodge: I hope I don't have to spell out why! I think we should also look at her future as an MP!
The role of Attorney General will also have to be looked at. Perhaps chosen by an independent body?
Hilary Benn: Has done a superb job at DFiD
David Milliband: Likewise good at his brief and is popular amongst some within the Party
Yvette Cooper/Ed Balls: Have been helpful and unstintingly loyal
Douglas Alexander: Likewise
Stephen Timms: Is heavily involved with Faithgroups and has had a good Treasury record
Caroline Flint: Another long serving talent who deserves promotion
Looking forward to finding an edible hat to eat tomorrow! ;)