Politics By Graham Sharpe

Burnham Backed To Succeed Ed

Burnham favourite to succeed him, but:

MILIBAND ODDS-ON TO BE NEXT PM

DESPITE the controversy swirling around his leadership, Ed Miliband is 4/5 favourite with William Hill to succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister. Hills are also betting on what year will see him cease to be Labour leader, and make 2015 Even money favourite, with 2016 or later an 11/10 chance, and 2014 the 11/2 outsider. Andy Burnham has been backed from 4/1 to 3/1 joint favourite to succeed Miliband as leader with Hills, who have lengthened previous clear favourite Yvette Cooper to 3/1.

Miliband is 1/10 to lead Labour into the General Election, 11/2 not to.

WILLIAM HILL.....

**GENERAL ELECTION ODDS....4/7 No overall majority; 11/4 Labour majority; 3/1 Con-LD coalition; 4/1 Conservative majority; 4/1 Lab-LD coalition; 6/1 Coalition involving UKIP; 7/1 Conservative minority govt; 7/1 Labour minority govt; 50/1 UKIP majority; 500/1 Lib Dem majority.

**PARTY TO WIN MOST SEATS: 4/5 Labour; 11/10 Cons; 25/1 UKIP; 250/1 LibDems.

WILLIAM HILL:

ED MILIBAND NO LONGER LABOUR LEADER AT GENERAL ELECTION - 11/2 Gone; 1/10 Still there.

NEXT ELECTED LABOUR LEADER: 3/1 A Burnham; 3/1 Y Cooper; 4/1  C Umunna; 10/1 T Hunt; 12/1 A Johnson; 16/1 J Murphy; R Reeves; 18/1 E Balls; 20/1 D Alexander.