Politics By Graham Sharpe

Burnham Bandwagon Rolling

A FLURRY OF bets for Andy Burnham to win the race to succeed Ed Miliband as Labour leader has seen him shorten to 5/6 odds-on favourite (bet £6 for profit of £5) with William Hill, who make Liz Kendall 2/1 second favourite with the only other seriously supported candidate, Yvette Cooper, the 7/2 third favourite.

Outside of these three, Hills make Mary Creagh 50/1 fourth favourite, with Harriet Harman 80/1.

'The field of runners is taking shape and a three horse race is the likely result with Andy Burnham taking the early lead' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

WILLIAM HILL...Next Labour leader: 5/6 Burnham; 2/1 Kendall; 7/2 Cooper; 50/1 Creagh; 80/1 Harman.Others on request.