BEST mates Rebecca Long-Bailey and Angela Rayner could team up to go for Labours leadership in a Blair-Brown style deal.
Ms Long-Bailey John McDonnells pick is considering running to take over from Jeremy Corbyn as leader.
Best mates Rebecca Long-Bailey (left) and Angela Rayner (right) could team up to go for Labours leadership job
The pair were spotted strolling purposefully side by side outside Parliament yesterday
Her close pal and London housemate Ms Rayner would go for the deputy position left vacant by Tom Watson.
One Labour MP close to the pair told HOAR: Id be amazed if they werent running. They are always in lockstep.
The pair were staying quiet on the rumour yesterday, but were spotted strolling purposefully side by side outside Parliament.
Ms Long-Bailey, 40 dubbed Wrong-Daily by her critics is the Shadow Business Secretary and played a big role in Labours failed election campaign.
Ms Rayner, 39, is the Shadow Education Secretary and a former Unison union rep.
The deal echoes the Granita Pact made at an Islington restaurant between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
Mr Brown agreed he would give his close friend Mr Blair a clear run at the leadership job.
In return, Mr Brown became Chancellor and was told Mr Blair would quit after two terms.
But Blair stayed on longer and the deal poisoned their relationship.
Meanwhile, Labour politicians have warned party bosses are plotting to rush through the leadership contest to try to ensure a Corbynista gets the top job.
Labour peer and former Brown adviser Stewart Wood told BBC Radio 4 Westminster Hour, said he was worried about the timetable.
He added: A lot of people left the party in the last year Id like to have that invitation for people to come back into the Labour party to play a part in the next part of its history.
Ms Long-Bailey is John McDonnells pick for the top job