Politics By Graham Sharpe

(Eight) Grand Support For Tories

Bookies William Hill have taken an £8000 bet for the Conservatives to win the Newark by-election – for which they are now 2/9 favourites. ‘The bet was placed online by a client from Coventry, who will make a profit of £2000 if it proves successful as his bet was struck at odds of 1/ 4’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

The largest bet taken for second favourites, UKIP, is one of £200 and they are currently quoted at 3/1; while Labour have attracted a bet of £100 – although when that was struck their odds were 4/1 and they have now drifted out to 16/1 third favourites.

The Lib Dems are offered at 250/1 – and the biggest stake risked on them so far is 93p. ‘The 93p bet represents 50% of all bets on the Lib Dems – the other one was for 50p’ added Sharpe.

LATEST WILLIAM HILL NEWARK BY ELECTION ODDS….2/9 Conservatives; 3/1 UKIP; 16/1 Labour; 250/1 Greens/Lib Dems.

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