Politics By Graham Sharpe

Labour's Burn-ing Leadership Question

ANDY BURNHAM has become an even hotter favourite to win the Labour leadership election, with William Hill cutting his odds for a third consecutive time to 8/11 favourite (stake £11 to make £8 profit) from 5/6, while his nearest challenger in the betting market, Liz Kendall's odds have drifted out to 5/2 from 2/1, with Yvette Cooper quoted at 7/2 and Mary Creagh 50/1.

Hills offer 11/4 that Labour will end up with an all-male Leader/Deputy team, with an all-female one offered at 2/1.

NEXT LAB LEADER; 8/11 Burnham; 5/2 Kendall; 7/2 Cooper; 50/1 Creagh.

DEPUTY LEADER: 6/4 Tom Watson; 5/2 Caroline Flint; 5/2 Stella Creasy; 9/1 Angela Eagle; 11/1 Rushanara Ali; 14/1 Ben Bradshaw; Golria De Piero; 16/1 John Healey.