The BBC reports:
Liberal Democrat leadership hopeful Simon Hughes has said the race is "wide open" after a poll of party supporters indicated he has taken a healthy lead. Bookies had almost ruled out the party president's chances after admissions he misled voters about his sexuality. Economics spokesman Chris Huhne became favourite to pip veteran acting leader Sir Menzies Campbell to the post. But a YouGov poll for the Sunday Times newspaper puts Mr Hughes on 34%, Sir Menzies on 21% and Mr Huhne on 13%.
I don't have an insight into the thinking among Liberal Democrat supporters or party members, or the likely outcome of the leadership election. But I certainly hope Simon Hughes wins.