Bishop Punters Tipped the Winkett
Bookmakers William Hill saw the first gamble of their market on who will be the first female senior Church of England Bishop as Lucy Winkett, the Rector of St James's, Piccadilly, London,was backed from 10/1 to 9/2 third favourite.
'The market has already attracted lively interest and Ms Winkett became the first seriously backed candidate as her odds shortened rapidly during the day' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
TO BE FIRST SENIOR FEMALE C OF E BISHOP....
5/1 Jane Hedges; 4/1 Vivienne Faull; 9/2 Lucy Winkett; 5/1 Rose Hudson-Wilkins; 7/1 Philippa Boardman; Rachel Treween.