Politics By Graham Sharpe

£16,000 Gamble On Tory By Election Win

£16000 NEWARK PUNTER FEARS BEING SENT TO COVENTRY!
 
A WILLIAM HILL online customer has gambled £16,250 on the Conservatives retaining their seat in Thursday's Newark by election, for which they are now 1/14 favourites.
'The client, who is from the Coventry area, has staked a series of bets at odds varying from 1/2 to 1/14, laying out a total of £13,750 and hoping to get back £16,250. This is by far the biggest gamble on the by election' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe, 'and in some contrast to the fact that the largest bet we have taken for the Lib Dems to win is just 93p - only 33p more than the largest for the Monster Raving Loony Party to win- so it is little surprise that we make the Lib Dems odds-on to lose their deposit.'
 
TO WIN NEWARK BY ELECTION...1/14 Conservatives; 13/2 Ukip; 50/1 Labour; 250/1 Green; Lib Dem
VOTER TURNOUT AT BY ELECTION - 5/6 55% OR MORE; 5/6 Under 55%
UKIP %AGE OF VOTES CAST- 8/11 Under 30%; Evens 30% or more
LIB DEMS TO LOSE DEPOSIT - 10/11 YES; 4/5 NO.
 
CURRENT PERCENTAGE OF BETS TAKEN BY WILLIAM HILL ONLINE FOR EACH PARTY....48% CON; 42% UKIP; 8% LAB; 2% OTHER PARTIES.