Politics By Rupert Adams

General Election: Tories Drift In Betting But Still Retain Confidence Of Punters

William Hill are approaching the £2m mark for takings on next Thursday’s General Election and can report that with less than a week to go, despite the recent Labour resurgence, 84% of all money staked has been on the Conservative Party winning. Labour have attracted 8%.

No overall majority has attracted 6%.

“In recent days, the odds of no overall majority have tumbled from 10/1 to 7/2 while the Tories are now 1/4 having been as short as 1/12, however, despite this rather seismic shift in the betting, Theresa May and co are still a near betting certainty with 1/4 representing an 80% chance of winning,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “We are close to passing the £2m turnover mark and the vast majority of people punting on this election have not been put off by the very short odds on the Tories since the announcement was made by Theresa May.”

General Election betting: 1/4 Conservative majority; 7/2 no overall majority; 10/1 Labour majority; 250/1 Liberal Democrat majority; 500/1 UKIP majority


Most seats: 1/10 Conservative; 11/2 Labour; 500/1 Liberal Democrat; 1000/1 Greens; 1000/1 UKIP