Politics By Graham Sharpe

Mr Balls 2/1 To Return As Mrs B 4/1 To Be Lab Leader: 4/1 EU No Vote

ED BALLS is a 2/1 chance to return to the House of Commons at or before the next General Election, say bookmakers William Hill, who currently offer his wife, Yvette Cooper at 4/1 third favourite to be the next elected Labour leader.

'Should Yvette land the top Labour job, Ed may fancy a return to work alongside her' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

ED BALLS TO BE MP AT OR BEFORE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION...4/11 No; 2/1 Yes.

BOOKMAKERS WILLIAM HILL offer odds of 2/1 that Labour will choose both a female Leader and a female Deputy Leader. 'Although the individual favourites for each position are male, the next three in the betting for each category are female' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.Liz Kendall has been cut from 11/4 to 5/2 second favourite to become the next elected Labour leader.

Hills also offer 2/1 that the Leader will be Male, but with a Female Deputy; 11/4 that they end up with a Male Ledaer and a Male Deputy Leader; 11/4 Female Leader/Male Deputy.

WILLIAM HILL......NEXT LABOUR LEADER: 4/5 Andy Burnham; 5/2 Liz Kendall; 4/1 Yvette Cooper; 20/1 Mary Creagh. Others on request.

NEXT DEPUTY LEADER: 6/4 Tom Watson; 5/2 Caroline Flint; 5/2 Stella Creasy; 9/1 Angela Eagle; 14/1 Ben Bradshaw; 14/1 Gloria de Piero. Others on request.

2/1 UK TO VOTE TO QUIT EU

WILLIAM HILL offer 1/16 that the in/out EU Referendum will take place before 2019, 7/1 that it does not. And they make a Stay In vote 4/11 favourite to be the outcome, with a vote to quit offered at 2/1.