Politics By Graham Sharpe

Burnham Labour Favourite As Chuka Chucks In Towel

ANDY BURNHAM is now 6/4 favourite with William Hill to win the Labour leadership race following Chuka Umunna's shock decision to withdraw from the race for which he was the early 11/8 favourite.

Hills make Yvette Cooper 11/4 second favourite, and also offer 5/1 Liz Kendall; 12/1 Tristram Hunt; 14/1 Mary Creagh; 33/1 Rushanara Ali & Stella Creasy.

'Once again an early Party leadership contender has not stayed the trip. In the past early favourites, such as Michael Heseltine, who lost out to John Major; David Davis to David Cameron, and David Miliband to Ed Miliband, have all proved costly failures for political punters' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.