General Election Day: Latest Odds As Polling Stations Open
With polling stations up and down the country opening their doors, the odds at William Hill see the Conservatives 1/5 favourites to win the General Election – the same price that they opened on the day Theresa May called the snap election.
“The Conservatives have always been clear favourites to win the Election, opening at 1/5 before tumbling to as short as 1/14 and attracting bets of up to £200,000,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “The price has eased somewhat since, however, the 1/5 that they are now still represents an 83.33% of victory.”
Labour on the other hand, have been as long as 20/1 to win, yet their odds are just 8/1 now with the odds of no majority 11/2.
“The betting on the General Election has seen fluctuations with the odds of no majority and a Labour win both coming in as quickly as the Tories have drifted in recent weeks. As the campaign has worn on Corbyn has generated growing support from punters including one chap from London who placed a cool £10,000 on Labour winning,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
UK General Election winner: 1/5 Conservative majority; 11/2 no overall majority; 8/1 Labour majority; 250/1 Liberal Democrat majority; 500/1 UKIP majority
Most seats: 1/20 Conservatives; 8/1 Labour; 500/1 Liberal Democrats; 1000/1 Greens; 1000/1 UKIP