Politics By Graham Sharpe

Cash for Cooper

AFTER A FLURRY of support including one bet of £500 from a Middlesbrough-based client, Yvette Cooper's Labour leader odds have been cut from 11/4 to 5/2 second favourite by William Hill, who have lengthened favourite Andy Burnham from Even money to 11/10. Liz Kendall is 11/4 third favourite, with Jeremy Corbyn 14/1 outsider.

'The market is very unsettled at the moment and the verdict seems to be that favourite Andy Burnham was not convincing at the opening hustings and could be vulnerable' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

LABOUR LEADER: 11/10 Burnham; 5/2 Cooper; 11/4 Kendall; 14/1 Corbyn.