Jim Murphy remains hot favourite for Scottish Labour leadership


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.

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