Politics By Graham Sharpe

Can Lamb Chop Favourite Farron?

AFTER CONFIRMING he will take part in the race to become the next elected leader of the Lib Dems, Norfolk North MP, Norman Lamb was installed 10/3 (bet £3 to make a profit of £10) second favourite by William Hill, who lengthened hot favourite Tim Farron slightly from 1/7 to 1/5 (stake £5 to win £1).

It looks like a two-horse race between the two remaining Lib Dem 'big hitters' even though there is time for other contenders to declare their candidacy' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

WILLIAM HILL....TO BE NEXT ELECTED LIB DEM LEADER...1/5 Tim Farron; 10/3 Norman Lamb; 12/1 Greg Mulholland; 14/1 Alistair Carmichael; 25/1 Steve Webb; 25/1 Tom Brake; 40/1 John Leech. Others on request.