Politics By Graham Sharpe

Miliband Ed-ed For Ed-xit?

MILIBAND HEADED FOR ED-XIT?

THE ODDS about Ed Miliband standing down as Labour leader BEFORE the General Election have been shortened significantly by William Hill from 6/1 to 9/2 after a flurry of bets for him to be gone by then.
'We still think it is relatively unlikely that he will Ed for the exit before the General Election- and he is 4/5 favourite to be the next Prime Minister - but following reports of internal discontent about his leadership, the number of political punters betting that it is a real possibility is increasing and a poor display at the Rochester by election will not help his cause' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

WILLIAM HILL:
ED MILIBAND NO LONGER LABOUR LEADER AT GENERAL ELECTION - 9/2 Gone; 1/8 Still there.

NEXT ELECTED LABOUR LEADER: 11/4 Y Cooper; 4/1 A Burnham; C Umunna; 10/1 T Hunt; 16/1 A Johnson; J Murphy; R Reeves; 18/1 D Alexander; E Balls.

Labour to win General Election with overall majority- 5/2; Next govt to be Lab-Lib coalition - 4/1; Labour minority govt after Gen Election - 7/1.

Largest Party at General Election: 4/5 Labour; 11/10 Cons; 25/1 Ukip; 250/1 LDs

To be next PM: 4/5 Ed Miliband; 8/1 Boris; 14/1 Cooper;May; Osborne; 16 Hammond; 20 Umunna.