Politics By Graham Sharpe

Labour Hot Favourites For By Election

LABOUR are hot favourites at 1/14 with bookmakers William Hill to win the forthcoming by-election on December 3 in Oldham West/Royton.

Hills make UKIP 13/2 second favourites, with the Conservatives at 50/1; Greens and Lib Dems both 50/1.

Hills are offering odds of 10/11 that Labour will poll 50% or over of the votes cast; 10/11 under 50%.

"This by-election may be seen as a guide to how Jeremy Corbyn's leadership is being perceived in a traditional Labour stronghold" said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.