We Bet Corbyn Has Won, Say Bookies
BOOKMAKERS William Hill admit that Jeremy Corbyn now looks unbeatable, as his odds shrink to 1/12 (stake £12 for profit of £1) as vote couting continues to discover who will be the next Labour leader.
'We have resigned ourselves to the biggest ever political gamble resulting in a six figure Corbyn clobbering for bookies' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe. 'It is unprecedented for a 200/1 shot - as Corbyn was when betting began, to end up as 1/12 favourite in any type of betting market. Six of our clients who took advantage of the 200/1 odds will be delighted - the largest bet at those odds was £10 from a gentleman in Blackburn- but even at odds of 1/6 we took a £6000 bet for him yesterday.'
NEXT LABOUR LEADER ODDS....1/12 Corbyn; 8/1 Cooper; 20/1 Burnham; 200/1 Kendall.
JEREMY CORBYN 8/1 TO BE NEXT PRIME MINISTER.
CORBYN 5/2 TO LEAD LABOUR INTO GENERAL ELECTION - 2/7 NOT TO.