With the General Election in full swing, we take a look at the latest betting markets, as bet365 make Ed Miliband the odds-on 4/6 favourite to be Prime Minister following the final count, after a dramatic shift in London for the Labour party. David Cameron, meanwhile, is 11/8 with SkyBet to retain his position as...
With the General Election in full swing, we take a look at the latest betting markets, as bet365 make Ed Miliband the odds-on 4/6 favourite to be Prime Minister following the final count, after a dramatic shift in London for the Labour party.
David Cameron, meanwhile, is 11/8 with SkyBet to retain his position as the country’s leader, and was recently boosted in his campaign after the backing of 5,000 small businesses. The Prime Minister has consistently given his backing to SMEs, stating that they are key to dragging the country out of recession, not least in his last manifesto, promising help to start-ups which could benefit the nation in the long term.
His latest stance is that having a strong economy “matters more than anything” and responded to a stinging accusation from Labour, clarifying there was indeed “no lack of drive” in the Conservative campaign.
The Conservatives, who are odds-on at 4/11 with Paddy Power to gain the most seats have been accused by Labour of “giving up” on issues like the NHS and immigration.
Mr Cameron placed a strong emphasis on “economic security and stability” in his speech going on to say if voters wanted to take a risk, they should “go with the other guy”.
Interestingly, however, Sir Charles Dunstone, the chairman of Carphone Warehouse and a known New Labour supporter, said that a Miliband victory could put the country’s economic recovery under threat.
“I really felt I had to speak out as our economic recovery truly hangs in the balance,” he said. “For me the choice is clear. And it is not a choice between backing business on the one hand and promoting fairness on the other. There is nothing progressive about attacking business and undermining our economy.
“If the economy fails, frankly it is not the richest who suffer, it’s the poorest,” Dunstone continued.
“It would be a huge and tragic irony if well-meaning people ended up hurting the most deprived in our country. But that is what I fear would happen with a Labour-SNP government – one that is anti-business, anti-aspiration and pro-spending money we haven’t even earned yet.”
Meanwhile, the Green Party, who have been quite vocal in the last six months, are 1000/1 with Coral to gain the most seats, while you can get an odds-on 1/10 price with Ladbrokes that there will be no overall majority.
Betting Tip: No Overall Majority @ 1/10 with Ladbrokes
All odds were correct at time of posting.