But is Jez going to go quietly after the Tory landslide?
There has been a trend on the Labour leadership betting markets in the last couple of days which has seen Yvette Cooper establish herself as the firm favourite to succeed Jeremy Corbyn. She’s had some fairly confident performances and was the one person who really shook TMay at PMQs before the Parliament was dissolved.
I’m not rushing into back however although U believe she will be by a long way the best leader of the Labour Party. Women have a history of performing poorly in these contests and also having to cope with appalling sexist attacks on social media.
Even though the inevitable CON landslide June 8th is going to change the political environment it is hard to see Labour’s selectorate changing its view and do anything that is not supportive of JC and whoever he nominates to follow him
Their thinking is that it is better to be ideologically pure but an election loser than choose anybody with a slightly better chance of becoming PM.
Amazing. Corbyn Says He Won't Quit Even If He Loses The General Election https://t.co/dGdByyZopd
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) May 8, 2017
Next permanent leader of the Labour Party
Yvette Cooper 3/1
Keir Starmer 6/1
Clive Lewis 8/1
David Miliband 8/1
Dan Jarvis 12/1
Lisa Nandy 12/1
Rebecca Long-Bailey 12/1
Chuka Umunna 16/1
Angela Rayner 20/1
Emily Thornberry 20/1