Bookies say Murphy is the odds-on favourite for Scottish Labour leader


The contest for Scottish Labour Leader officially begins today, as candidate nominations open (they close on Thursday). We’re not expecting any further candidates to announce now, so the field is likely to be made up of Sarah Boyack, Neil Findlay and Jim Murphy. Ladbrokes have announced their odds for the contest and make Murphy an odds-on favourite, with Findlay in second place and Boyack as a long shot:

Jim Murphy 1/2
Neil Findlay 2/1
Sarah Boyack 8/1
After the poor Scottish polling of recent days, the bookies also suggest that the SNP are SNP 1/5 to win the most seats in the 2016 Holyrood election.
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