Tag Archives: Jeremy Corbyn

Gamble Gone Wrong! Bookmakers readjust UK political markets following stunning Snap Election results

Bookmakers have moved to readjust their political betting markets, following the stunning results of the 8 June UK Snap General Election, which has been branded the ‘biggest miscalculation’ in modern UK political history. Last April PM Theresa May called for a June Snap Election, in order to increase her Parliamentary majority as the Conservative Government headed for crucial Brexit negotiations …

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Paddy Power – Corbyn hits lowest price for General Election victory

Updating the media, Paddy Power Politics has informed that Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn appears to have turned the tide on PM Theresa May as ‘Jezza and Labour are proving to be a hit with punters’. Entering the last eight days of campaigning, Paddy Power, which holds a 4/5 performance rating on Bookmaker Ratings, has shortened Corbyn’s odds on becoming the …

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Betfair Politics – Labour shortens odds, but all markets point to Tory victory on 8 June

With just ten days to go until the UK hits the 2017 General Election polling stations on 8 June, Betfair Politics reports that it has recorded £22 million traded across its ‘UK 2017’ Exchange betting markets. The Labour Party which started its campaign being given the longest ever opposition odds of a General Election victory at 18/1, is now priced at …

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Betfair – Labour hits lowest General Election price as market hits £6 million

The Labour Party has hit its shortest price of 15/1 since the snap call for a UK General Election (8 June). The opposition party makes its comeback as the latest YouGov election polls have the Conservative Party ahead by a 9-point lead. Betfair Politics maintains the Tory as 1/18 market favourite (94% chance of winning) to maintain its government. Updating …

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William Hill – Labour publishes its ManifestNO but Corbyn is still being backed to remain as party leader

Yesterday’s official publishing of the Labour Party Manifesto, has done little to convince political punters that Jeremy Corbyn is the man to back for the 2017 UK General Election (8 June). Issuing a market update this morning, bookmaker William Hill has revealed that betting on the Tories is currently outmatching Labour wagers by 10:1. Guided by the strapline “For The …

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William Hill – UK awaits landscape changing by-election results

With the crucial constituency by-elections of Stoke-on-Trent Central (Staffordshire) and Copeland (Cumbria) taking place tomorrow, William Hill politics believes that the results may set the agenda for the future of UK politics. Updating its by-election markets, William Hill details that political punters are speculating that the results could spark a change of leader for different parties and even mark a …

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Betfair – UKIP backed for victory in ‘Labour Heartland’ of Stoke

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has been backed to ‘around even money’ on the Betfair Exchange to win the Stoke Central by-election, doubling UKIP’s parliamentary representation to 2 MPs. Updating its ‘Stoke By-Election’ market, Betfair politics informed that UKIP had traded as low as 1.98 in a constituency renowned as ‘Labour Heartland’. The by-election, which was called after incumbent Labour MP …

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UK General Election 2017 odds cut

Following the announcement that the government must await Parliament’s involvement before Article 50 can be triggered, William Hill has cut its odds about a General Election taking place next year from 6/4 to 6/5. Before you place that bet though, note that Hills makes 2020 the 10/11 favourite to be the year of the next General Election. The Conservatives are …

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BOS – Politics a ‘real underdog market’ back on bookmakers agendas!

Changing political dynamics combined with unpredictable voter behaviour has seen politics return to the top of bookmakers’ agendas. Opening Betting on Sports (BOS) ‘Politics Session,’ Matthew Shaddick Head of Political Betting at Ladbrokes detailed to delegates that the market was no longer considered ‘expensive wallpaper’ used by bookmakers for PR outreach. Detailing a ‘vibrant market,’ Shaddick stated that recent political …

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