Politics By Graham Sharpe

Cooper Trailing Big 2 In Lab Leader Race

DESPITE being publicly backed by Alan Johnson, Liz Cooper is struggling to make an impact on the Labour leadership race and bookmakers William Hill quote her at odds of 11/4 third favourite of the four runners, trailing behind 11/8 favourite Andy Burnham and 6/4 second favourite Jeremy Corbyn.

Liz Kendall is the 50/1 outsider.

'Yvette Cooper was widely expected to dispute favouritism with Andy Burnham, but thus far punters are regarding her as an also-ran' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.