Politics By Graham Sharpe

James Hot Fav As Arnott Pulls Out Of Ukip Leader Race

FOLLOWING THIRD FAVOURITE Jonathan Arnott's decision to withdraw from the race to be the next Ukip leader, William Hill have shortened Diane James from 4/11(73% chance) to 1/5 (83% chance) clear favourite, ahead of 9/2 (18%) chance Lisa Duffy, with Bill Etheridge at 16/1, Philip Broughton and Elizabeth Jones both 33/1.

'Diane James looks to be the candidate to beat after the withdrawal of yet another strong contender who was the 6/1 third favourite' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

NEXT UKIP LEADER...1/5 James; 9/2 Duffy; 16/1 Etheridge; 33/1 Broughton, Jones.

Further information...Graham Sharpe...0780 3233702