Politics By Jon Ivan-Duke

Fox-Hunting: Vote for No Draws Level

Bookmakers William Hill can report that the betting for next week’s foxhunting vote is level.

After initially taking more bets on the ‘Yes’ vote to allow use of unlimited dogs in English and Welsh Hunts, the market is now very much level, with ‘No’ attracting a virtually identical number of wagers.

It is 5/6 that MP’s will vote in favour of using unlimited dogs, while it is also 5/6 for them to reject it.

“It’s too close to call which way the vote will go and the betting shows just how tight it could be,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


Meanwhile, after offering a first price of 16/1 for the 2004 Hunting Act to be repealed this year, William Hill have pushed out the odds to 25/1, with it looking less likely that a full repeal could occur in 2015.

2004 Hunting Act To Be Repealed in 2015: 25/1

Outcome of the Parliamentary Vote To Allow Use Of Unlimited Dogs in English and Welsh Hunts: 5/6 Yes (Allow use of unlimited dogs), 5/6 No (Reject use of unlimited dogs)