Politics By Joe Crilly

£15m Betting Election Could Have Lowest Turnout In Years… Time For Theresa’s TV U Turn?

William Hill are predicting that this June’s General Election could turnover upwards of £15m for the betting industry in stark contrast to the apathy that has greeted Theresa May’s announcement.


It is just 2/1 that voter turnout is the lowest since the Second World War (less than the 59.4% 2001).


“The reaction up and down the country has been similar to that of Brenda from Bristol and it is a very short price that voter turnout is the lowest in 77 years,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “That said, turnover could once again break political betting records. The Tories are such a short price that it would be no surprise to see some big political punters come out to play over the course of the next seven weeks.”


With Theresa May refusing to take part in a live TV debate, Hills are offering 2/1 that she performs a U turn and does in fact appear on one.


UK General Election betting: 1/6 Conservative majority; 5/1 no overall majority; 16/1 Labour majority; 25/1 Liberal Democrat majority; 100/1 UKIP majority


General Election turnout: 10/11 63% and over; 10/11 under 63%


General Election turnout to be lowest since WWII: 4/11 59.4% or more; 2/1 lower than 59.4%

(lowest turnout was 59.4% in 2001)


Will Theresa May take part in a live TV leadership debate: 4/11 no; 2/1 yes