Burton emerges as early favourite for Labour top job

So who is going to take the top job in Labour? Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton is the early favourite, according to bookies' odds.

27th May, 2014
Joan Burton is the early favourite.

So who is going to take the top job in Labour? Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton is the early favourite, with at least two newspapers leading with speculation that she will take the job she has long appeared to covet.

Indeed, bookmakers Paddy Power has her listed as favourite, with her odds going from 2/5 to ⅚. Her contrarian style may not make her a popular choice with Fine Gael ministers but Burton has...

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