5/4 LABOUR LEADER TO BE 'ANYONE ELSE' AT GENERAL ELECTION
WITH A POLL revealing that a majority of voters believe that anyone other than Gordon Brown would do a better job as Labour Leader, bookmakers William Hill are offering odds of 5/4 that anyone other than Brown leads the Party into the forthcoming General Election.
'A lot of punters believe that anyone other than Brown will become Labour Leader before the General Election and three quarters of the bets we have taken in that market are for him to be out of office by then' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
WILLIAM HILL have also cut their odds for Harriet Harman to succeed Gordon Brown from 8/1 to 7/1 joint second favourite after she was backed to become the next Labour leader as rumours spread that she has been canvassing party members to assess her own standing in the race to take over when Brown eventually quits.
LATEST WILLIAM HILL ODDS TO SUCCEED GORDON BROWN AS LABOUR LEADER.....6/4 Alan Johnson; 7/1 Harriet Harman; David Miliband; 8/1Peter Mandelson; 10/1 Ed Miliband; 12/1 Cruddas; Purnell; 16/1 Balls, Burnham, Straw.
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
"Anyone Else" 5/4 to lead Labour into General Election
From William Hill: