Politics By Graham Sharpe

Is Dugher Taking The Michael?

MICHAEL DUGHER'S odds of becoming the next Labour leader have tumbled from 50/1 no-hoper to 10/1 fifth favourite with William Hill, as betting support grew for him on the back of reports suggesting that he is seriously positioning himself for a leadership campaign.

William Hill currently make Hillary Benn 11/4 favourite to succeed Jeremy Corbyn and also offer 4/1 Dan Jarvis; 9/1 Lisa Nandy; Tom Watson; 12/1 Keir Starmer; 14/1 David Miliband.

'Mr Dugher has been very vocal about Mr Corbyn since departing from the shadow cabinet and may be plotting revenge' said William Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

WILLIAM HILL OFFER 6/5 THAT JEREMY CORBYN WILL CEASE TO BE LABOUR LEADER DURING 2016. They also make him 3/1 to go in 2020; 5/1 in 2017; 6/1 2021 or later; 10/1 2018; 12/1 2019.