Ed Milibandwagon picking up speed
The support for Ed Miliband to become the next Labour leader has been given a boost by his performance on BBC TV's Question Time on Thursday night, and bookmakers William Hill have cut his odds to their shortest level yet at 6/4 after TV viewers and punters backed him to cause an upset by beating brother David, who has been hot favourite since the race began.
'David has been red hot favourite since the starter sent the runners on their way, but his momentum has been slowing noticeably in recent days and his odds have now been extended to 1/2 while brother Ed who was a 3/1 shot only last weekend has been halved in price to 6/4 - his confident performance on Question Time has certainly boosted his standing with our customers' said William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe.
'One online client has staked £600 on him and a telephone client from Twickenham has bet £500 on him. Leadership races are notorious for beaten favourites - David Cameron, Nick Clegg and even Harriet Harman in the Deputy leadership race all saw off beaten favourites to be appointed.'
Hills make Ed Balls third favourite at 80/1, while Diane Abbott and Andy Burnham have been ignored by political punters and are out to 100/1 no-hopers.
WILLIAM HILL OFFER 7/1 THAT ED MILIBAND WILL BE PRIME MINISTER BEFORE THE END OF 2015.