Corbyn Past The Post, Say Gamblers And Bookies
JEREMY CORBYN is now such a hot favourite with William Hill to win the Labour leadership contest, that it would cost £50 to make a profit of £1 by betting on him.
He is 1/50 favourite with Hills, which represents a 98% chance of success, while his opponent, Owen Smith is now out to 12/1.
'The Smith campaign has failed to win over political punters and Corbyn's odds have done nothing but shorten in recent weeks' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe, 'It would now be almost a bigger shock than when he won the leadership, were he to lose it this time!'
The biggest bet so far struck on Corbyn is £60,000, from a Hill's betting shop client in Durham.
Hills offer odds of 8/11 that Corbyn will win 62% or more of the votes cast, Even money that he polls under 62%.
So, if it isn't Smith, who WILL be the next elected leader in succession to Corbyn?...Hills offer 9/1 John McDonnell; 10/1Clive Lewis; 12/1 David Miliband; 16/1 Dan Jarvis; 16/1 Tom Watson; 20/1 Hillary Benn; Andy Burnham; Lisa Nandy; Keir Starmer. Others on request.
**WILLIAM HILL BREXIT ODDS.....When will UK officially depart the EU?....Evens 2019; 6/4 2020 or later; 7/2 2018 or earlier.
**WILLIAM HILL: US PRESIDENTIAL ODDS....4/7 Clinton; 11/8 Trump; 20/1 Biden; 25/1 Sanders; 40 Kaine; 80/1 Johnson; Ryan. Others on request.
Further information......Graham Sharpe.....0780 3233702