Hazel Blears’ entry – apparently – into the Deputy Leader election has shaken up the betting odds again. William Hill have rejigged their prices, with Blears tumbling from 50/1 to 7/1 pretty much over night. Said the excited Will Hills spokesman:
“For a couple of hours this morning it was carnage on the trading floor with punters piling on the 50/1. Ms Blears has been backed down to less than a fifth of the price she was twenty four hours ago and we are monitoring the situation very carefully”.
Blears’ rocket up the price list to 5th favourite has masked Jon Cruddas’ sneaky move into 2nd favourite at 9/2 – behind Benn’s 7/2. From a starting point of 125/1, he has pushed past Johnson, Reid, Hain and Harman to get into second. Not bad going – especially if you got money down at the start!