BOOKMAKERS William Hill have shortened their odds for Jeremy Corbyn to stand down as Labour leader this year from 11/1 to 7/1 following his letter to fellow MPs.
Hills saw a flurry of support for the new leader to go before 2016 after there were suggestions that Shadow Cabinet members could quit over Corbyn's statement that he could not currently back UK air strikes in Syria.
'Mr Corbyn's letter has encouraged political punters to speculate that he could quit or be forced out over this issue' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
WILLIAM HILL: WHEN WILL JEREMY CORBYN CEASE TO BE LABOUR LEADER?.... 7/1 2015; 5/4 2016; 9/2 2017; 10/1 2018; 12/1 2019; 6/1 2020; 6/1 2021 OR LATER.
NEXT ELECTED LABOUR LEADER?...3/1 Dan Jarvis; 8/1 Tom Watson; 9/1 Lisa Nandy; 10/1 Hilary Benn; Chuka Umunna; 12/1 David Miliband; 16/1 Keir Starmer; 18/1 Rachel Reeves; 50/1 Vernon Coaker; Lucy Power. Others on request.
WHO WILL STAND DOWN FIRST? 4/6 Corbyn; 11/10 Cameron