Politics By Graham Sharpe

Party Labouring Under Corbyn?

LABOUR did poorly in the Sleaford by-election, Jeremy Corbyn was embarrassed when a speech we was making was interrupted by a Peter Tatchell protest. Bookmakers William Hill make Jeremy Corbyn clear favourite at 2/1 to be the first of the current 'big five' Party leaders to stand down, with Paul Nuttall at 5/2; Theresa May 7/2; Tim Farron and Nicola Sturgeon both 6/1.

Clive Lewis, John McDonnell and Keir Starmer are the 8/1 co-favourites with Hills to succeed Corbyn as Labour leader, but they believe he'll be in charge for some time yet, offering 6/4 that he stands down in 2020; 6/4 in 2021 or later; 6/1 in 2017.

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson has come under fire for some of his recent comments, but Hills believe he is safe enough in his role as Foreign Secretary, to be odds-on at 1/2 (66% chance) still to be in the job on January 1, 2018 - although he can be backed at 6/4 no longer to be filling that post by then.

THE TORIES' win in the Sleaford by-election has resulted in speculation that Theresa May could opt for an early General Election in 2017, with William Hill now offering just 5/4 (44% chance) about that happening.

And the Conservatives are odds-on favourites at 8/11 with Hills to win the next Election with an overall majority, with a Hung Parliament 13/8, a Labour overall majority 6/1.

Labour did poorly in the by-election and Jeremy Corbyn is now clear favourite at 2/1 with Hills to be the first of the current 'big five' Party leaders to stand down, with Paul Nuttall at 5/2; Theresa May 7/2; Tim Farron and Nicola Sturgeon both 6/1.

WILLIAM HILL have seen support for the UK to have officially left the EU before the end of 2018 and Hills have cut the odds for this to happen from 6/1 to 5/1, but make 2019 favourite at 1/2, with 2020 or later a 5/2 shot.

**Will Article 50 be triggered before the end of March 2017? 8/11 Yes; Evens No