A WEEK AGO bookmakers William Hill were offering 11/1 that Jeremy Corbyn would cease to be Labour leader during 2015. He is now down to 5/1 to do so as political punters back the under-fire boss to go before the New Year.
If not this year. then Hills make him 5/4 to go during 2016. 'Noone is currently backing Mr Corbyn to remain as Leader into 2017' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Corbyn faces a high pressure week, and punters are also betting that he could suffer a setback in the Oldham West/Royton by-election where Labour started out as red hot 1/12 favourites, but are now out to 1/4 (stake £4 for profit of £1), with Ukip's odds of pulling off a shock win halved from 6/1 to 11/4. 'Three quarters of all bets on the by election have been on Ukip' said Sharpe.
Hills make Corbyn 4/6 to cease to be Leader before Cameron stands down as Tory leader. And Dan Jarvis is 3/1 favourite with Hills to take over as the next elected Leader.
WHEN WILL CORBYN GO?.....5/1 This year; 5/4 Next year; 5/1 2017; 10/1 2018; 12/1 2019; 7/1 2020; 6/1 2021 or later.
OLDHAM W BY-ELECTION....1/4 Lab; 11/4 Ukip; 100/1 Tories; 200/1 Greens, Lib Dems
NEXT ELECTED LAB LEADER; 3/1 Jarvus; 8/1 Watson; 9/1 Nandy; 10/1 Umunna; Benn; 12/1 D Miliband. Others on request.