Has Labour got better or worse since Ed Miliband became leader?

This week, we’re asking members of our reader panel whether the Labour party has gone up in their estimations since Gordon Brown resigned and Ed Miliband took over.

We also want to know how Ed Balls compares to Alistair Darling, his predecessor, and whether he has successfully used the cuts as a political weapon against the coalition.

And is there anyone in the Labour party who would make a better leader? The results will be published on Monday, when the Labour party conference kicks off. To have your say apply at www.cityam.com/panel