Apparently, Michael Foot had to be talked into running for the Labour leadership in 1980, and was initially going to back Peter Shore. From what I hear, Shore seems like an interesting party leader for this era. He was opposed to the electoral college, was in favour of the nuclear deterrent and the Falklands War, and didn't get on with Tony Benn, so he likely would have been more willing to taken on the hard left than Foot or even Healey. But he also had opinions that would make him acceptable to the trade unions and the soft left, being strongly Eurosceptic, and an economic interventionist. So, lets say Foot doesn't stand, Shore goes through to the last round, and wins it by taking votes from the left and from those on the right who are disillusioned with Healey. How does his leadership go? I think it's still likely Jenkins creates a new party, but would the Gang of Three follow, if faced with a leader who holds some views they strongly oppose but is also willing to take on the left? Could he stop Labour drifting to the left, at least on defence issues? Obviously Labour wouldnt win in 1983, but how well would they do under Shore?