LAB leader prospect Tristram Hunt went to Cambridge which last had a PM 78 years ago pic.twitter.com/jlbRSHyABn
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) October 21, 2013
Overnight I’ve put bets on the new shadow education secretary, Tristram Hunt, at 33/1 as next LAB leader.
From what I can see he is only listed at Ladbrokes and PaddyPower both of whom have got him at 33/1.
Hunt came to public prominence as a TV historian. He’s telegenic and, as you’d expect a good communicator. He was promoted to the shadow cabinet by Ed Miliband in the reshuffle two weeks ago to take on Michael Gove.
Since then he’s been all over the media and did well on Question Time on Thursday.
Yesterday in the Indy on Sunday John Rentoul, the biographer of Tony Blair, gave him a glowing write up as a potential LAB leader.
At 33/1 he’s a great bet.