UK Politics: Next Labour Leader Odds

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UK Politics: Next Labour Leader Odds
Britain's Labour Party leader Keir Starmer leaves his home in London on May 10, 2021. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP)

Current UK Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, has come under fire for his party’s latest humiliating defeat at the local council and other elections. Seen as personally responsible for Labour’s glaring failure to bolster the “red wall” across the country he now faces a leadership threat after barely a year in the position.

So, as the Labour party is faced with yet another existential crisis, online sports betting sites are quick to pick up on the uncertainty that reigns within by pushing markets for a new Labour Party leader.

As per BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review), the top bet to succeed Sir Keir Starmer is Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, who is priced at +250. After Burnham, Opposition and Deputy Leader, Angela Rayner, and Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Lisa Nandy, both emerge as the joint second-best bets, tipped as the likeliest contenders at +500.

Burnham’s rise on the politics odds board is down to his role in standing up for the people of Manchester during the pandemic. Starmer even went on to praise him at one point for ‘really taking the government on’ and complimenting his style of governance as ‘what Labour looks like in power.’

Labour Humiliated Yet Again

Starmer’s leadership is barely past its first year but already serious misgivings are being voiced within his party as senior Labour figures fear he has failed to transcend the contentious Jeremy Corbyn years that brought about a wave of disenfranchisement and disillusionment amongst stalwart Labour voters under the ex-leader’s tenure.

Losses to the Tories in the recent byelections were vast and widespread. But none was more stunning though than Labour’s stunning defeat in Hartlepool to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives. The northern Labour stronghold was a staple in Labour’s heartland for 62 years. seen as a fundamental barometer for Labour’s progress under its new leader. That Labour was soundly beaten (almost double the votes went to the conservative MP) however leaves no doubt about the fact that a clear and worrying disconnect exists between Labour and its supporters.

Although the conservatives were favored across top-rated sportsbooks, few expected such a condemning defeat. Indeed, for the first major test of strength to be found seriously wanting, to reveal the party has lost touch with lifelong supporters in the northeast of England wasn’t the kind of ringing endorsement Starmer was hoping for, not least of all the party as a whole.

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Where Labour goes from here is going to be defining and it will have far-reaching consequences. They can’t overlook the question raised by this latest humiliation. Questions about the party’s commitment to change, whether the change was sufficient enough in the eyes and the party’s future direction. As well, the most important question of all, which is whether Sir Keir Starmer is the right person to lead the party to the forefront of UK politics. The last Labour leader to hold the seat of power at No.10 Downing street was Tony Blair from 1997 to 2007.

Betting on the Next Labour Party Leader

It remains to be seen whether Starmer or a new candidate will be the one to take the party forward. For those interested in betting on UK politics, odds are currently available with BetOnline, as well as others.

U.K. Politics Next Labour Party Leader

  • Andy Burnham +250
  • Angela Rayner +500
  • Lisa Nandy +500
  • Yvette Cooper +1400
  • Sadiq Khan +1600
  • Rachel Reeves +2000
  • Rosena Allin-Khan +2000
  • David Lammy +2500
  • Jess Phillips +2500
  • Wes Streeting +2500
  • Clive Lewis +2800
  • Ed Miliband +3300
  • Peter Kyle +3300
  • Dawn Butler +4000
  • Nick Thomas-Symonds +4000
  • Dan Jarvis +5000
  • David Miliband +5000
  • Hillary Benn +5000
  • Jim McMahon +5000
  • Zarah Sultana +5000
  • Anas Sarwar +6600
  • Dan Carden +6600
  • Emily Thornberry +6600
  • Janet Daby +6600
  • Jonathan Ashworth +6600
  • Richard Burgon +6600
  • Stella Creasy +6600
  • Stephen Kinnock +6600
  • Laura Pidcock +8000
  • Anneliese Dodds +10000
  • Bridget Phillipson +10000
  • Jeremy Corbyn +10000
  • John McDonnell +10000
  • Lucy Powell +10000
  • Rebecca Long-Bailey +10000
  • Jonathan Reynolds +12500
  • Tony Blair +15000
  • Diane Abbott +20000
  • Seema Malhotra +30000

Odds Courtesy of BetOnline

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