Bookies Backing Labour Minority Election Win
Written on Wednesday 6th May, 8:59 am by admin
Union Jack flagBookmakers are proven to be a more reliable source for predicting General Election results than opinion polls and this year they are favouring a Labour minority win in tomorrow's vote.

Sky Bet is offering odds of 2/1 on the next government being formed of a Labour minority. The bookmaker has installed the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition as the 5/2 second favourite to form the next government. Other possible outcomes from Thursday's General Election according to Sky Bet include a Conservative minority at 11/2, a Labour and Liberal Democrat coalition at 6/1, and a Conservative majority at 10/1.

The bookmaker is also offering a market on what the turnout percentage for voting will be in Thursday's General Election. The bookmaker has listed a turnout of under 68.5% at odds of 5/6 with a turnout of over 68.5% at odds of Evens.

A specials market has also been set up by Sky Bet with a number of selections available. Sky Bet is offering 5/2 on there being two General Elections in 2015 due to the anticipated close result of Thursday's vote. UKIP to win any seat in Cornwall is listed at 3/1. Odds of 9/1 are being offered on the Green Party winning more seats than UKIP and 10/1 on the SNP winning all 59 seats in Scotland.

Totesport has a market with odds available on who they think will be the next Prime Minister after the General Election. It could not be tighter to call with the bookmaker listing both David Cameron and Ed Miliband as the joint 10/11 favourites. Boris Johnson is also being offered as a 100/1 outside shot after Cameron admitted that this would be his last General Election as Conservative leader. However, he is still expected to see out his leadership until the next General Election should his party win.

There is also a market regarding which party will win the most seats being offered by Betfair. The Conservatives are the current 1/5 hot favourites in this category with Labour just behind on 7/2. The outside candidates include UKIP at 200/1 and the Liberal Democrats at 500/1.

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