Politics By Graham Sharpe

Punters Tip By Election Wins For Ukip & Tories

POLITICAL PUNTERS are betting that Ukip will win the Stoke On Trent Central by-election this week, with the Tories taking the Copeland by election, say bookmakers William Hill.

58% of the individual bets and 67% of the money gambled with Hills on the outcome of the Stoke poll has been for a Ukip win, while Labour have attracted 17% and 25% respectively.

In Copeland, Hills say 45% of the individual bets and 77% of the money gambled has been for the Tories, with 24% and 11% respectively for a Labour win.

'Punters have been more accurate than pollsters in predicting political winners lately, as both Brexit and Trump proved' said Hill's Media Relations Director, Graham Sharpe, 'And now they are confidently backing Ukip and the Tories to take a by election each.

Hills are offering 7/4 that Labour will LOSE both by elections and 7/2 that they WIN both.

WILLIAM HILL....Stoke on Trent Central by election: 8/15 Lab; 6/4 Ukip; 33/1 Con, Lib Dem; Copeland- 1/3 Con; 9/4 Lab; 25/1 Ukip; 33/1 LD

Further information.....Graham Sharpe, William Hill Media Relations Director.....0780 3233702