Politics By Graham Sharpe

Tristram Out of Hunt for Labour Lead

Following Tristram Hunt’s decision not to stand for the leadership of the Labour Party and instead back second favourite Liz Kendall, William Hill now make Andy Burnham 4/5 favourite to win the Labour leadership race with Liz Kendal at 11/4, Yvette Cooper 100/30 and Mary Creagh 16/1.

“In what appears to be a rapidly shrinking field, Andy Burnham now appears to be the man to beat – however, his opponents will be comforted by the thought that so was David Miliband!”, said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

WILLIAM HILL ODDS - NEXT PERMANENT LABOUR LEADER: 

4/5 Andy Burnham, 11/4 Liz Kendall, 10/3 Yvette Cooper, 16/1 Mary Creagh, 40/1 Chris Leslie, 50/1 Harriet Harman, others on request.