Darling in comeback as Labour leader?
William Hill have cut their odds for Alistair Darling to succeed Ed Miliband as Labour Leader from 50/1 to 25/1 after suggestions that for former Chancellor is being lined up for a leadership bid. 'It seems somewhat unlikely as Mr Darling has seemed to be more concerned with selling his recent book and redeeming his reputation as Chancellor but we can't ignore the support for him'.
However, who offer 2/1 that Ed Miliband will cease to be Leader BEFORE the next general Election, Hills make Yvette Cooper hot favourite at 7/4 to succed Ed when he goes, with her husband Ed Balls a 12/1 chance, and Ed's brother David quoted at 10/1.
'There's no doubt that Ed Miliband has yet to convince his entire Party that he is the right man for the job and a rebellion against his leadership can't be ruled out' added Sharpe.
TO SUCCEED ED MILIBAND - 7/4 Yvette Cooper; 6/1 Chuka Umanna; 7/1 Jim Murphy; 10/1 David Miliband; 12/1 Ed Balls; 25/1 Alistair Darling. Others on request.
ED MILIBAND TO LEAD LABOUR INTO NEXT GENERAL ELECTION - 2/1 No; 4/11 Yes.
TO WIN NEXT GENERAL ELECTION WITH OBVERALL MAJORITY - 6/4 Lab; 7/4 Cons; 2/1 No overall majority; 100/1 Lib Dems.