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Some say Huhne may now stick around

| 16.05.2011

Chris Huhne is expected to remain in Cabinet at least until the end of May according to Ladbrokes.

Despite being heavily backed to leave Cabinet last week, punter sentiment seems to have done a U-turn with money now coming for Huhne to last until the end of the month. He’s now 1/2 to still be around at the end of May with 6/4 the price that he leaves before then.

He’s also on the drift in the ‘Next Liberal Democrat leader’ market with Tim Farron a strong favourite at 2/1. It’s 16/1 Vince Cable takes over the party next with Lembit Opik a rank 100/1 outsider.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Punters are in two minds about the fate of Huhne. We’re now seeing money for him to stick around until the end of the month at least.”

he added: “His credentials as the next party leader appear to be on the wane. Farron is rock solid in the market.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Chris Huhne to leave cabinet by end May
Yes – 6/4 (from 5/4)
No – 1/2 (from 4/7)

Next Cabinet Member to leave
Chris Huhne – 1/2
Andrew Lansley – 5/1
Vince Cable – 8/1
Baroness Warsi – 12/1
Caroline Spelman – 14/1
20/1 bar

Next Liberal Democrat Leader
Tim Farron – 2/1
Chris Huhne – 4/1
David Laws – 6/1
Norman Lamb – 8/1
Danny Alexander – 10/1
Vince Cable – 16/1
Lembit Opik – 100/1

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.