Politics By Graham Sharpe

Cooper Cuts Gap To Burnham

A WEEK AGO Yvette Cooper was quoted at odds of 10/3 third favourite with William Hill to become the next Labour leader - but a week is a long time in politics and she has now been backed down to 15/8 second favourite and is now rapidly cutting down the difference in odds between her and long-time favourite for the role, Andy Burnham.

Burnham was 4/6 odds-on favourite a week ago but has now seen his odds lengthen to 11/10 with Hills. 'At the current rate at which Yvette Cooper's odds are shortening Yvette Cooper could be favourite in another week's time- she has certainly been flavour of the week with political punters' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

LATEST WILLIAM HILL LABOUR LEADER ODDS...11/10 Andy Burnham; 15/8 Yvette Cooper 10/3 Liz Kendall; 16/1 Jeremy Corbyn.

LATEST WILLIAM HILL 'GREXIT' ODDS.....GREECE 1/3 TO REMAIN IN EUROZONE FOR THE REST OF THIS YEAR; 9/4 TO LEAVE EUROZONE THIS YEAR.