...since last night. It's all changed since I had a lot of feedback last night. Most of it totally uninformed so this is still guessing. Scroll to the bottom to see updates of people saying 'wrong wrong wrong'.
*Late Runner --- Justine McGuinness --- Late Runner*
(Sunday morning update - ha; all wrong. Congrats to Mike Thornton - and good luck!!!)
2-1 Louise Bloom (NEW)
New favourite. Eastleigh Councillor, former member of the GLA, much admired in the part nationally and locally, HOW DID I FORGET HER YESTERDAY???
4-1 Gerald Vernon-Jackson (from 2-1)
Still second favourite but the leader of Portsmouth City Council has drifted in the odds due to the large number of folk saying a Portsmouth Councillor will never get a Southampton seat...
7-1 Tim Leunig (from 6-1)
Drifting as no one showing any interest
9-1 Olly Grender (from 8-1)
See Tim Leunig
12-1 Sara Yong (New)
Not a clue if she's got an earthly. But there's a whisper about her. And she's opening the Conference rally apparently...
15-1 Keith House (15-1)
Leader of the Council, a formidable campaiger who has increased the local Lib Dem share of the vote. Keith would be the nailed on red hot unbeatable favourite if he wanted it. But he says he doesn't...
20-1 Anne Winstanley (20-1)
Deputy Leader of the council, again very popular locally, and a name that keeps getting asked about. But there's no buzz around her on the net so I'm guessing she's not interested
50-1 Martin Tod (from evens favourite)
Should be a million to one on the basis that he tweeted last night that he hadn't applied, which is such a shame, he'd have been brilliant. Can't quite bring myself to put him below...
He's been mentioned. Sure it was a joke....
10.14 Louise Bloom is out. And apparently there's still an obvious name I am missing
11:11 The excellent Mr Valladeres has suggested Sandra Gidley, former Lib Dem MP for the constituency next door; top, top suggestion....
18:24 Justine Baker and Emily Davey also now been suggested