Will Cameron Constituency Stay Tory?
THE CONSERVATIVES are hot favourites to retain the Witney constituency in Thursday's by-election, with William Hill cutting their odds from 1/33 (97% chance) to 1/50 (98%). The Lib Dems are 12/1 to gain a shock victory, with Ukip 25/1, Labour 33/1 and Greens 150/1.
The Lib Dems have been backed down to 1/5 favouritism to win in the 'without the Tories' market, where Labour are 5/1, with UKIP 9/1 and the Greens 33/1.
The outcome will be closely watched with some political pundits predicting an early General Election in 2017, about which William Hill offer 2/1, with 2020 the short-odds 4/6 favourite; 2018 is 11/1; 2019 12/1; 2016 20/1.