More Labour MPs have been 'testing the waters' and 'consulting colleagues' over their chances of replacing Ed Miliband as party leader.
So far only one has said she actually wants the job and another has said he does not.
ITV News Political Correspondent Romilly Weeks reports.
Former Treasury minister admits he had been "burnt with the shame of it" every day since he left the note for his Lib Dem successor in 2010.
Writing in the Observer the former leader said the party had to show it stands for "ambition and aspiration" as well as compassion and care.
Former Cabinet minister Lord Hutton wants the leadership role to be given to one of the party's up-and-coming members of parliament.