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They’re already offering odds for a bet on the next Labour leader. Keir Starmer hasn’t been leader long but it already seems long enough. His carefully marshalled arguments are winning on planet Westminster but the nation is unimpressed. So it is only a matter of time before they ditch the plank and get a new leader. But just who should you back to get the job alongside your regular bet on sports in the UK at Bet365? We take a look at the choice the party faces.
After Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party in the UK needed to regain its footing. Keir Starmer, his replacement, was supposed to win back the support they’d lost to the Tories. He hasn’t. Despite his intelligence, ability, and manner, he’s not won public support. Indeed he appears every bit as unelectable as Corbyn was. So we must ask how soon will the party grow tired of being led by a no-hoper and replace him? Should we already be putting a bet on the next Labour leader in the UK?
It seems so counterintuitive. Starmer is a former QC and you don’t get stupid QCs. He should be precisely what the party needs. Calm, measured, and able to coherently oppose the crazy train Boris Johnson is driving. Unfortunately, he’s an overcompensation after Corbyn. One of the reasons you can now bet on the next Labour leader at online sportsbook sites in the UK like Bet365 is because he’s got precisely the same problem, it’s just from the opposite direction.
Starmer Fails To Win Public Support Back From Tories
Jeremy Corbyn was very popular with the grassroots, but not with the political classes. Starmer has precisely the opposite problem. The political classes adore him, the grassroots don’t. Hard to sell long time Labour Party supporters they should be led by someone with a knighthood. The party of the workers led by a toff? Oh, dear. So they’ve run from one end of the social trench to the other. But does that mean you can bet on the next Labour leader to be something in between?
Next Labour Leader Odds
- Jess Phillips – 33/1
- Dan Jarvis – 28/1
- Yvette Cooper – 22/1
- Rosena Allin-Khan – 14/1
- Lisa Nandy – 10/1
- Sadiq Khan – 8/1
- Andy Burnham – 13/2
- Angela Rayner – 11/2
- More odds at bet365…
Probably. Both Andy Burnham and Angela Rayner, leaders in the odds on the next Labour leader, are of that ilk. They represent the middle of the road choices the Party should have made after Corbyn. Andy and Angela have personalities that will win back public support. Starmer is a lawyer. So whilst you can bet on Starmer to hang on as long as he can to get his seat in the Lords, it will soon be time to take advantage of UK gambling laws to bet on the next Labour leader.
You Can Bet On The Next Labour Leader At Bet365
Sooner than you think. A bet on Angela Rayner is going for around 11/2 at Bet365 right now. That’s about right. Same as the 13/2 for a bet on Andy Burnham realistically represents his chances. The odds on Sadiq Khan hover at about 8/1. That might be an interesting wager, but do his ambitions lie in that direction? Perhaps not. You can, of course, bet on Lisa Nandy to want the job, but as a bet on the next Labour leader her 10/1 odds at Bet365 seem just a little generous.
UK Election Winner Odds
- Bet on the Green Party – 150/1
- Bet on the Liberals – 50/1
- Bet on Labour – Evens
- Bet on the Conservatives – 8/11
Perhaps the great shame of this rush to the middle is the candidates it excludes from possibility. We are unlikely to see a Labour Party led by Jess Phillips, for instance. She gets 33/1 (well outside the realms of likelihood) at online betting sites in the UK like Bet365. The party will never again bet on the next Labour leader needing to be more radical. As the Conservatives have got more militant, Labour is getting more mainstream. Oh how the political landscape has changed.
We take a look at why, as Keir Starmer fails to win over the public, you should probably start thinking about a bet on the next Labour leader in the UK.