Politics By Graham Sharpe

'Ken' You Believe Liz Now 2nd Fav To Be Lab leader?

DESPITE David Cameron suggesting Harriet Harman should be given the job of Labour leader she is rated a 50/1 chance to be offered it - but a female colleague, Liz Kendall, is now 11/4 second favourite for the role, having recently been an 8/1 chance.

The only contender rated ahead of her is now 6/5 favourite Andy Burnham, but Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe said, 'Liz Kendall has relentlessly risen through the ranks of contenders since betting began on Ed Miliband's successor and our customers clearly believe she must now have a realistic chance of victory'.

NEXT LABOUR LEADER; 6/5 Andy Burnham; 11/4 Liz Kendall; 3/1 Yvette Cooper; 11/1 Tristram Hunt; 16/1 Mary Creagh; 40/1 Chris Leslie; 50/1 Harriet Harman. Others on request.