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Jim Murphy remains hot favourite for Scottish Labour leadership

| 01.12.2014


Originally available at 6/1 when we opened up the betting after Johann Lamont’s resignation, Jim Murphy is now the clear front-runner with two weeks to go.

It hasn’t quite been one-way traffic; in the last few days we’ve seen a little bit of money for Neil Findlay, whose odds have shortened from 9/2 to 10/3. This is starting to look a lot like the 2010 Labour leadership election in which David Miliband was a very strong odds-on favourite, only for union support to push Ed over the line.

From a bookies’ point of view, we’d like Findlay to win, as over 93% of all the money we’ve taken since this became a three way contest has been for Murphy. We haven’t taken a single bet on Boyack for over a month.


You can find our latest odds here.



Matthew Shaddick

Matthew Shaddick has been Head of Poliical Betting at Ladbrokes since 2008. He's a writer and odds-maker with particular expertise in UK and US elections.
Also known to dabble in music, literary and other out of the way betting markets. Sometimes issues tips on horse racing and football, which are best ignored.