Gamble On Corbyn Coronation Delay
WILLIAM HILL have cut their odds for the announcement of the new Labour leader being delayed from the scheduled date of September 12, from 8/1 to 9/2 after a persistent gamble.
'Having originally offered odds of 8/1 that the announcement about what most are assuming will be a Corbyn corornation would not actually take place as scheduled on September 12, we had to cut the price to 6/1 as bets began to stream in, then again to the current 9/2. We have taken a number of three figure bets, with one Lancashire-based client staking £125' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Jeremy Corbyn remains hot favourite to win the leadership race with William Hill making him 3/10, ahead of 10/3 second favourite, Andy Burnham, while Yvette Cooper has shortened from 10/1 to 8/1, but Liz Kendall remains 100/1 outsider.
WILL NEW LABOUR LEADER ANNOUNCEMENT TAKE PLACE ON SEPT 12, 2015?.......1/8 YES; 9/2 NO
NEXT LABOUR LEADER: 3/10 Corbyn; 10/3 Burnham; 8/1 Cooper; 100/1 Kendall
CORBYN TO WIN ON FIRST PREFERENCE VOTES? ...8/11 Yes; Evens No.