Politics By Graham Sharpe

Mary To Creaghte Confusion Anongst Labour Rivals?

AFTER MARY CREAGH became the fifth runner in the Labour leader race, bookmakers William Hill cut her odds from 33/1 to 25/1 to emerge as the winner. 'Outsiders often triumph in leadership races - John Major, David Cameron and Ed Miliband all started out well behind other contenders in the betting and managed to triumph, but Mary Creagh is certainly by far the least well known of the declared candidates so far' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.'Tristram Hunt is now the only expected major candidate yet to confirm he will run'

WILLIAM HILL: LABOUR LEADER ODDS....11/8 Chuka Umunna; 5/2 Andy Burnham; 9/2 Yvette Cooper; 6/1 Liz Kendall; 12/1 Tristram Hunt; 25/1 Mary Creagh. Others on request.

TIM FARRON has been cut from 1/6 to 1/7 favourite to win the Lib Dem leader race, with Norman Lamb at 4/1.