We are watching the space Shadow Minister - we have been watching the void that has been Labour Housing Policy now for 20 years - we have been watching the deployment of Tory Housing Policy by the Labour Party since 1997, when there was a perfectly worked out and Party supported Socialist alternative ready to implement yet for some reason never used by the oh so now important Parliamentary Labour Party membership.
Against that background what is needed to ensure a return to confidence in anything a Labour Housing Lead has to say is:
A clear acknowledgement of the failure of Blair's Labour Party through the adoption of Tory clothes and the rejection of policies for everyman.
A categorical commitment to rent regulation, and building programme for housing for social rent of sufficient volume to address the housing shortage and replace every home sold under right-to-buy to date by at least two family homes with an aim of 1 in 4 homes in the UK being socially rented by the end of this decade.
And if housing is to take centre stage, make non-delivery against housing policy a resignation matter for any future Labour Government.
Then, there may be some reason to continue to watch the space that was once occupied by a proud housing record.