Corb-limey : Jeremy 3/1 Ever To Be PM
JEREMY CORBYN will remain Labour leader at least until 2020, and quite probably beyond, say bookmakers William Hill, who are betting non when he will cease to have the job, and make 2020 their 6/4 joint favourite, along with 2021 or later. 'We can't see Jeremy departing any time soon' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe. However, Hills are also betting on whether he will EVER become Prime Minister – and offer 3/1 that he does, 2/9 that he doesn't. Mr Corbyn is 5/1 to be the NEXT Prime Minister.
But Hills believe that Labour will not win another overall General Election majority before 2031, making that year their 7/4 favourite to be the next time the Party is in power:
WHEN WILL LABOUR NEXT WIN AN OVERALL MAJORITY AT A GENERAL ELECTION?.....7/4 2031 or later; 9/4 2021-25; 11/14 2026-30; 9/1 in or before 2020.
However, there has been a gamble that when Corbyn does stand down, his successor will be Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who has been backed from 50/1 to 20/1 with William Hill to take over from him. John McDonnell is the current 8/1 favourite, ahead of 10/1 joint second favourites Clive Lewis and David Miliband.
Hills make Labour 25/1 shots to win the forthcoming Witney by-election, but they are 5/4 second favourites behind 10/11 favourites the Lib Dems to be 'best of the rest', excluding the Tories.
WILLIAM HILL.....When will Corbyn cease to be Labour leader? 2016- 10/1; 2017- 6/1; 2018 10/1; 2019- 10/1; 2020-6/4; 2021 or later – 6/4
Next General Election: 5/6 2020; 9/4 2017; 6/1 2016; 12/1 2018; 14/1 2019;
Result of next General Election: 8/11 Tory overall majority; 13/8 Hung Parliament; 6/1 Lab majority.
Largest Single Party: 2/9 Tories; 10/3 Lab; 20/1Lib Dems; 25/1 UKIP; 150/1 Greens.
NEXT ELECTED LAB LEADER: 8/1 J McDonnell; 10/1 C Lewis/ D Miliband; 12/1 D Jarvis; K Starmer; 14/1 L Nandy; 16/1 C Umunna/T Watson; 20/1 H Benn/S Khan/ O Smith. Others on request.
Further information......Graham Sharpe......0780 3233702