Ed Miliband Out Odds Slashed
William Hill have slashed their odds about Ed Miliband not leading Labour into the next General Election from 2/1 to 8/11 after a sudden rush of bets. They now offer Even money that he WILL still be leader when the Election takes place. 'In the space of a few minutes we received a sudden rush of interest in backing Ed Miliband to have stood down as leader before the Election - bookies can't afford to ignore unusual betting patterns of that nature, so we slashed the odds' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.'The last time a leader was odds against to lead his Party into an Election it was Iain Duncan Smith!' 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; Douglas Alexander; 14/1 Rachel Reeves; 16/1 Andy Burnham; James Purnell; 25/1 Alistair Darling. Others on request.
ED MILIBAND TO LEAD LABOUR INTO NEXT GENERAL ELECTION - 8/11 No; Evens Yes.
TO WIN NEXT GENERAL ELECTION WITH OBVERALL MAJORITY - 6/4 Lab; 7/4 Cons; 2/1 No overall majority; 100/1 Lib Dems.