Show Hide image The Staggers 9 May 2015 And we're off! Yvette Cooper's aides register domain name The race to be Ed Miliband's successor has kicked off, albeit unofficially, with meetings between the key teams and recruitment already underway. Print HTML Yvette Cooper's aides have registered a domain name for her campaign, in the first clear sign from any of the runners and riders that they will seek to replace Ed Miliband as Labour leader. Yvetteforleader.com has been registered in the name of Cooper's aide, Roger Baker. Cooper, who, I'm told, has already got a "substantial" sum of money raised and has been working the fundraising circuit hard, will start as a strong contender. In an early coup for the Shadow Home Secretary's campaign, Cooper appears to have secured the services of Caroline Badley, the legendary mastermind of Gisela Stuart's against-the-odds triumphs in Birmingham Edgbaston. Badley, who many believe should have been put in charge of the party's field operations instead of Patrick Heneghan, is listed as one of the contacts for the domain name. › Can Jim Murphy hang on as leader of Scottish Labour amid calls for him to resign? Stephen Bush is editor of the Staggers, the New Statesman’s political blog. From only £1 per week Subscribe More Related articles The Fire Brigades Union reaffiliates to Labour - what does it mean? John Gray on the future of the state on the NS Podcast Could Labour lose the Oldham by-election?