Latest odds on battle to become Burnley's next MP

The general election will be held on December 12th
The general election will be held on December 12th

Bookmakers have made Labour's Julie Cooper as the odds-on favourite to reclaim her Burnley parliamentary seat in the general election.

Mrs Cooper, who has won the last two general elections in Burnley, has been priced at 8/15 with bookmakers William Hill, while Conservative newcomer Antony Higginbotham is currently second favourite with odds of 7/4.

Liberal Democrat Gordon Birtwistle, who was Burnley's MP from 2010 to 2015, is third favourite with odds of 10/1.

Surprisingly, given that Burnley saw a 66.6% vote to leave the European Union in 2016's referendum, the Brexit Party candidate Stewart Scott has generous odds of 20/1.

Burnley and Padiham Independent Party's Charlie Briggs, the Green Party's Laura Fisk and independent candidate Karen Helsby-Entwistle make up the other figures vying to be Burnley's next MP.

The nation goes to the polls on December 12th.