Sky News has tipped London Labour MP Stella Creasy - a long-standing critic of estate agents and lettings - as a possible leader of the party.
Earlier this year the Walthamstow MP handed out awards to the best - and worst - sales and lettings agents in her constituency, and last year she used her role in the old Labour opposition front bench to criticise the use of “introductory fees” being levied by estate agents in some sales hot spots.
“How can you be acting in the interest of the seller if you are also making money from the buyer? This practice to me looks unfair. The behaviour of estate agents doing this needs to be challenged” she said at the time.
Creasy also opposed the coalition’s decision to shift responsibility for agency overview from the defunct Office of Fair Trading to the NTSEAT at Powys.
Now Sky News has named Creasy as one of 10 possible future leaders of the party after its disastrous defeat at last week’s general election.
So far the shadow cabinet reorganisation - undertaken by the interim leader, Harriet Harman - has not given Creasy any position.
The Labour Party will decide later tomorrow whether to hold the leadership contest before the Parliamentary summer recess in July, or whether to wait until the annual conference in the early autumn.