Who’s the next Tory defector going to be: The latest betting

Ladbrokes took a £16,500 bet on UKIP at 1/33 to win the Rochester by-election today. That intrepid punter will be collecting a £500 profit on Friday morning if things go as expected. If by some chance the Tories pull off a shock victory, it will probably be the most profitable by-election result in history for … Read moreWho’s the next Tory defector going to be: The latest betting

Reckless likely to lose next May, say bookies

The morning after last week’s Rochester and Strood by-election, we made the Tories 4/6 favourites to re-take the seat next May. Punters have been even more bullish and the Conservatives are now even stronger favourites, at 1/2, with UKIP drifting out to 6/4 According to our individual constituency prices, that means Rochester & Strood is … Read moreReckless likely to lose next May, say bookies

The Ladbrokes’ Election Forecast – Tories just ahead

The Ladbrokes’ Election Forecast is produced by looking at our odds in each of the 650 constituencies and simply adding up which party is favourite in each seat. The full breakdown and changes since we last published on March 5th: 277 Conservatives (+1.5) 273.5 Labour (-1) 42.5 SNP (nc) 30 LD (nc) 3 UKIP (-0.5) 3 PC  … Read moreThe Ladbrokes’ Election Forecast – Tories just ahead