Politics By Graham Sharpe

By George! Galloway For Mayor?

GEORGE GALLOWAY is a 25/1 chance with William Hill to succeed Boris Johnson as Mayor of London after declaring he will run for the post.

If Galloway is to win, he'll have to overcome a strong list of contenders. Hills make Tessa Jowell 11/4 favourite with Sadiq Khan 10/3. They also offer 6/1 Zac Goldsmith; 8/1 David Lammy; 10/1 Chuka Umunna; 20/1 Lord Coe.

ANDY BURNHAM is hanging on to favouritism in the race to become Labour's next leader. William Hill make him 11/10 favourite, but only marginally in front of 5/4 Liz Kendall, who has been attracting much of the betting attention in recent days. Yvette Cooper is 5/1 third favourite, with Mary Creagh 33/1 outsider of the candidates so far declared.

William Hill offer 2/1 that Labour will appoint a female Leader AND a female deputy, while it is 11/4 that both roles will go to men.

**DAVID MILIBAND is a 7/1 chance with William Hill to return to Parliament before the next General Election