Politics By Graham Sharpe

Gamble On Corby To Quit This Year

BOOKMAKERS William Hill have been forced to take evasive action by slashing their odds for Jeremy Corbyn to cease to be Labour leader during 2017, after a rush of bets for him saw the odds slashed from 2/1 (33% chance) to Even money (50%).

'A sudden influx of bets for Corbyn to go this year has forced us to cut the odds - perhaps political punters believe two bad by-election outcomes in Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent Central could do for him' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

WILLIAM HILL...WHEN WILL CORBYN CEASE TO BE LAD LEADER?....Evens 2017; 9/4 2020; 7/2 2021 or later; 6/1 2018; 9/1 2019.

NEXT ELECTED LAB LEADER?...9/2 Starmer; 6/1 Lewis; 14/1 Jarvis, Long-Bailey, McDonnell; 16/1 D Miliband

COPELAND BY ELECTION: 4/9 CON; 7/4 LAB; 20/1 UKIP; STOKE BY ELECTION; 5/6 LAB; 10/11 UKIP; 33/1 CON/LDs.

LABOUR TO LOSE BOTH BY-ELECTIONS: 5/4; TO WIN BOTH - 4/1

NEXT PARTY LEADER TO GO.....6/4 CORBYN; 2/1 NUTTALL; 4/1 MAY; 6/1 STURGEON; 10/1 FARRON

Further information.....Graham Sharpe, Media Relations Director, William Hill....0780 3233702