Voting is now finally underway in the Labour leadership and deputy leadership contests. This final stage in the epic saga will last six weeks. Despite confirming that he is about as exciting as a plank of wood (see video, below), Keir Starmer's odds have shortened to record numbers. He's been odds on with most bookies since New Year and those odds have gradually shortened as the contest has dragged on. He is now at 1/10 with Ladbrokes, William Hill and Coral. Odds on a hard left victory have lengthened with Rebecca Long-Bailey now on 10/1, while Lisa Nandy's odds have shortened to 12/1.
Latest leadership odds (Ladbrokes)
Keir Starmer 1/10
Rebecca Long-Bailey 10/1
Lisa Nandy 12/1