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Coral offering a diverse betting market for the UK General Election

| 30.03.2015

The finish line is now in sight following many months of campaigning, so who will be first past the post? With just six weeks remaining until we find out who the next Prime Minister will be, Coral is offering a number of markets for punters to speculate on, and you can check them out in detail here.

With the much anticipated leaders’ TV debate just a couple of days away, who’s your money on to win the argument? UKIP’s Nigel Farage is favourite at 7/4, while Ed Miliband is next in at 11/4 and David Cameron at 7/2.

In the next Prime Minister market, Cameron is odds-on at 2/5 to still be in power on June 1st, while Miliband is priced at 7/4.

Given all the uncertainty perhaps you feel it’s easier just to predict which party will win the most seats? Well, the Conservatives are odds-on at 4/9 to end up the biggest party with Labour second favourites at 7/4. UKIP are then ahead of the Liberal Democrats in third place in the betting at 100/1 with the Lib Dems 500/1. The Green Party, meanwhile, who have been in the news of late are 1000/1 shots in the same market.

One of the common predictions is that there will not be an overall majority come the 8th May and punters can get a price of 1/5 on that eventuality. The next most likely outcome in the betting is a Conservative party majority at 4/1. The odds on Labour achieving the 326 seats or more to win a majority is 14/1.

“This has the potential to be the most unpredictable and exciting General Election since political betting began back in the 1960s and already we are seeing huge betting interest across our Election markets,” said Simon Clare, Coral Spokesman.

“We are taking plenty of bets on all the contenders in Thursday’s live televised leaders’ debate with Nigel Farage proving the most popular bet so far,” added Clare.

Coral will have all the latest news and odds in our dedicated General Election section.



Matt Haynes

A long-suffering Leeds fan, Matt studied Sports Journalism at university, and has a plethora of multi-industry experience. Having worked on behalf of multiple hedge funds and top-tier investment banks in executive search, he has also had a stint with the BBC and the Press Association. Outside of work, he pursues entrepreneurial activities and likes to keep fit.
Although he has interviewed current England manager Roy Hodgson as well as Rafa Benitez and a number of other names, he is honoured to have spent time in the company of Gordon Banks. Matt enjoys cultivating long-lasting professional and personal relationships, is solution orientated, and supports Coral’s sports content provision.