UK – As Clive Lewis pulls out of the Labour leadership race, Emily Thornberry is the latest candidate to secure enough nominations after Lewis’ withdrawal.
The shadow secretary was lagging behind the other four MPs who had already secured enough nominations to go through to the next stage.
However, with Clive Lewis dropping out, his backers quickly switched to support Thornberry – meaning the MP for Islington South and Finsbury since 2005 crossed the qualifying threshold with around ten minutes before nominations closed.
Sportsbooks in the UK have rushed to update the latest odds as punters are flocking to place their bets.
Keir Starmer, the MP for Holborn and St Pancras since 2015 is the firm favourite with over ten different bookies placing him at odds of around 1/3.
The second favourite is Rebecca Long-Bailey, who is the MP for Salford and Eccles at odds of around 5/1 on average.
Other candidates; Lisa Nandy and Jess Phillips are placed at odds of 7/1 and 20/1 respectively.
Thornberry, despite her last minute qualification to the next phase of the leadership race is placed at odds of around 50/1 with leading bookmakers SkyBet, Bet365, Labrokes and William Hill.
Whoever wins the Labour Party leadership will most likely be teamed up with Angela Rayner, who is also the bookies firm favourite to be the next deputy leader at odds of 1/5.