Jeremy Corbyn just 6/4 to stand down in 2017 – Clive Lewis odds cut



Jeremy Corbyn to be replaced as Labour leader in 2017

Embattled Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is being heavily backed to stand down this year, according to the latest odds.

Following a series of rumours that Corbyn is preparing to resign, a heavy run of bets have forced the bookies to cut the odds on him being replaced in 2017 to just 6/4.

And as a result, betting activity on the next party leader is ramping up, with potential Brexit rebel Clive Lewis the most popular candidate at 7/1, ahead of market leader Keir Starmer at 6/1.

Rebecca Long-Bailey’s odds also continue to shorten, as the one-time 66/1 shot comes into 12s.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Political punters aren’t confident Corbyn can last in the face of potential front bench resignations and potential defeat in the upcoming by-elections.

“Plenty are backing him to leave now under the assumption that the odds of him standing down could soon get a lot shorter.

He added: “In terms of a successor, Lewis is proving popular in anticipation of him rebelling against the Brexit vote.”

Both Copeland and Stoke-On-Trent Central host by-elections on February 23, and the two former Labour strongholds are under serious threat.

The Conservatives are odds-on to take Copeland, and with UKIP leader Paul Nuttall running in Stoke, there’s a very real chance Labour could suffer a double blow in a fortnight’s time.

Indeed it’s just 5/4 that Labour lose both seats.

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Ladbrokes latest betting

Jeremy Corbyn replaced as Labour leader this year – 6/4

Labour to lose both the Stoke & Copeland by-elections – 5/4

Next Labour leader

Keir Starmer- 6/1

Clive Lewis -7/1

Dan Jarvis – 12/1

Rebecca Long-Bailey – 12/1

Lisa Nandy – 16/1

John McDonnell – 16/1

Angela Rayner – 16/1

David Miliband – 20/1

Chuka Umunna – 25/1

Yvette Cooper – 25/1

Hilary Benn – 25/1

Sadiq Khan – 25/1

Emily Thornberry – 25/1

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing