While she didn't specifically endorse the Conservatives, several of her former colleagues have been more candid. Ian Austin, John Woodcock, Gisela Stuart and most recently Tom Harris have all said they are voting Conservative at this election. It's a stunning admission for one former Labour MP, but for so many it's surely unprecedented.
Corbynistas will point to several ex-Tory MPs who have said they are not voting Conservative, but there are two key differences. Firstly, none of them have said they are voting Labour. Secondly, they are all Remainers who know that a Tory majority will get the withdrawal agreement through Parliament. The former Labour MPs endorsing the Conservatives include both Leavers and Remainers. That says a lot.