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Farage 4/1 to return to UKIP helm; Kurten and Aker joint-favs

| 14.01.2018

With current UKIP leader Henry Bolton’s position coming under increasing scrutiny, a new head of the party could soon be installed. And amongst the frontrunners is a very familiar face – Nigel Farage.

The 53-year-old is attracting the early cash in this market, despite appearing to rule himself out.

Many punters clearly think the MEP is bluffing, though, with Farage 4/1 third-favourite to return as party leader, having stepped down from the role in 2016.

UKIP’s Education Spokesperson David Kurten, and relative youngster Tim Aker are currently joint-favourites at 3/1 apiece.

Following Farage are Peter Whittle (5/1), Gerard Batten (8/1) and a duo of Ben Walker and Bill Etheridge at 10/1.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Farage might have ruled himself out, for now, but it wouldn’t be the first time he’s said one thing and done another, so it’s not a huge surprise to see punters backing him to replace Bolton.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Next UKIP leader

David Kurten – 3/1

Tim Aker – 3/1

Nigel Farage – 4/1

Peter Whittle – 5/1

Gerard Batten – 8/1

Ben Walker – 10/1

Bill Etheridge – 10/1

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.