Hilary Benn cut for next Labour Leader following Commons speech



Hilary Benn to be next permanent Labour Leader

Hilary Benn is now the 5/2 favourite to succeed Jeremy Corbyn and become the next leader of the Labour Party following a flurry of bets.

The Shadow Foreign Secretary was as big as 25/1 just a fortnight ago but his widely acclaimed speech on the Syria debate prompted a flood of money, forcing the Ladbrokes traders to slash those odds.

Benn received applause from both sides of the House of Commons last night and his rising popularity could have deeper repercussions for the current Labour chief.

Corbyn’s future prospects are increasingly bleak, with the bookies reporting continued betting on his being replaced before the year is out, at only 5/1.

Matthew Shaddick of Ladbrokes said: “Getting applauded by Tory MPs in the Commons is one thing, but Benn would need to win the support of a Labour membership which may not have been quite so impressed by his stance. We think Corbyn is probably safe…for the time being.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Next Labour Leader:

5/2 Hilary Benn

9/2 Dan Jarvis

7/1 Tom Watson

8/1 Lisa Nandy

14/1 Chuka Umunna

14/1 Keir Starmer

16/1 David Miliband

16/1 Alan Johnson

16/1 Owen Smith

20/1 Stephen Kinnock

When will Corbyn be replaced?:

5/1  2015

6/4  2016

7/1  2017

14/1 2018

20/1 2019

6/4 2020 or later

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William Geldart

Having graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Wales, Bangor, William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.