Politics By Graham Sharpe

Yvette Cooper Backed To Be Labour Leader

Yvette Cooper has been backed from 5/1 to 4/1 to win the race to succeed Ed Miliband as Labour leader with William Hill, who make her third favourite behind Even money favourite Andy Burnham, and 13/8 second favourite, Liz Kendall.

'This now looks to be a three horse race,and the betting reflects that feeling' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

WILLIAM HILL:TO BE NEXT LABOUR LEADER; Evens (stake £1 to make £1 profit) Andy Burnham; 13/8 (stake £8 to make profit of £13) Liz Kendall; 4/1 (stake £1 to make £4 profit) Yvette Cooper; 50/1 Mary Creagh. Others on request.

DEPUTY LEADER; 6/4 Tom Watson; 5/2 Caroline Flint; Stella Creasy; 9/1 Angela Eagle; 12/1 Rushanara Ali; 14/1 Ben Bradshaw; Gloria De Piero; 16/1 John Healey.

**2/1 Both contests won by females; 11/4 both contests won by males.