Harriet Harman has come in second favourite to replace John Bercow as Speaker.
Both Ladbrokes and Betway say their odds-on favourite is Labour’s Chorley MP, Lindsay Hoyle, currently Deputy Speaker.
Ladbrokes say Harriet has a 5/1 chance, while Betway have given her 5/2.
Lindsay Hoyle is odds-on favourite to replace Bercow as Speaker. pic.twitter.com/zHmfFcPXKN
— Ladbrokes Politics (@LadPolitics) September 9, 2019
Figures to publicly support Harman’s bid include Tottenham MP and former minister, David Lammy, who said: “If you want a Speaker that won’t be cowered by the establishment, will stand up for democracy, continue John Bercow’s work to include and champion minorities and equality and reform of the Commons, it’s got to be Harriet Harman in my view.”
Harman has vowed to remain neutral. She told the News this week the role was “not at all incompatible” with serving her constituents well.