Bets boost for Burnham as Lab-Lib deal stalls
THE ODDS ABOUT Andy Burnham becoming the next Labour Leader have been slashed from 16/1 to 8/1 third favourite by William Hill in the wake of the apparent collapse of the Lab-Lib Dem discussions.
'There are suggestions that Andy Burnham was one of the most influential Labour sceptics about the value of a deal with the Lib Dems and he has been gambled on to become a prominent contender anmongst the runners in the Labour Leadership race' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
David Miliband's odds have also shortened slightly and he is now 4/9 favourite with Hills.
LATEST WILLIAM HILL LABOUR LEADER ODDS...
4/9 David Miliband; 13/2 Alan Johnson; 8/1 Andy Burnham; 11/1 Ed Miliband; 14/1 Ed Balls; 14/1 Alastair Darling; 22/1 Harriet Harman; 25/1 Jon Cruddas; 33/1 Mandelson; 33/1 Jack Straw.