Politics By Joe Crilly

Sir Kier Starmer Second Favourite For Labour Leadership Role Should Corbyn Go

Following his speech saying that Labour could scupper the government’s ‘Hard Brexit’ proposal Sir Kier Starmer is the 4/1 second favourite with William Hill to be the next Labour leader after Jeremy Corbyn, behind just Yvette Cooper in the betting (7/2).

It looks as though a leadership contest could be just around the corner with Hills offering just 4/7 that Jeremy Corbyn is no longer the Labour leader on 9th June.

“The posturing has already begun from those who have designs on Mr Corbyn’s job and should there be a leadership contest in the near future, we think Kier Starmer will be chucking his hat into the ring,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Next permanent Labour Leader after Jeremy Corbyn: 7/2 Yvette Cooper; 4/1 Kier Starmer; 7/1 Clive Lewis; 12/1 Dan Jarvis; 12/1 David Miliband; 14/1 Lisa Nandy; 14/1 Rebecca Long Bailey; 16/1 Chuka Umunna; 20/1 BAR

Will Jeremy Corbyn still be Labour leader on 23:00 9th June: 4/7 no; 5/4 yes