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Coral Election Forecast sees Tories and SNP on the up

| 28.04.2015

Coral has published its latest Coral Election Forecast (CEF) based on the bookmaker’s current odds, which sees both the Conservative Party and the SNP increasing their predicted number of seats since last week’s CEF primarily at the expense of Labour and UKIP.


Over the last week Coral has seen significant betting activity across a wide range of marginal constituencies which is reflected in today’s Coral Election Forecast.


The Conservative Party is up four seats on last week to 282 seats (from 278), with the SNP up five seats to 53 seats (from 48).


The Labour Party is down six seats to 264 seats (from 270) while UKIP has also slipped back to 3 seats on the CEF from 5 seats a week ago. The Liberal Democrats have dropped by just one seat to 25 seats (from 26).


“The Coral Election Forecast is increasingly pointing towards the Conservatives winning the most seats on 7th May, the SNP winning nearly all the seats in Scotland, and a hung parliament,” said Simon Clare, Coral Spokesman.


Coral today reported one-way traffic in terms of betting activity on the Election in favour of the Conservatives, and have been forced to cut the odds on the Tories winning the most seats to 2/7 from 1/3, and David Cameron being Prime Minister on 1st June to 5/4 from 11/8. Coral have also seen some big bets on a Conservative overall majority at 13/2 and have since cut those odds to 11/2.


“For the first time we are seeing sustained support in the betting market for David Cameron and the Conservative Party. The single most popular bet on the Election today is for the Conservatives to win the most seats and the odds keep getting shorter and shorter,” added Clare.




Notes to Editors:


The Coral Election Forecast (CEF)  is a mathematical model that uses Coral’s odds on all 650 constituencies to calculate the likely chances of each party winning each seat which then culminates in a predicted total seat outcome for each party on Election Day.  As the odds for constituencies alter so the CEF forecast will alter.


Here is how the weekly CEF has changed over the last three weeks.


Coral Election Betting Forecast Tracker:


                         28th April             21st April              14th April             7th April

Con                        282                         278                         284                         285

Lab                         264                         270                         276                         264

SNP                        53                           48                           36                           45

LD                           25                           26                           26                           27

UKIP                      3                              5                              6                              7

PC                           3                              3                              2                              2

Green                   1                              1                              2                              2

Other                    19                           19                           18                           18



Coral Election Betting:


**To Be UK Prime Minister on June 1st

8-13 Ed Miliband (from 4-7), 5-4 David Cameron (from 11-8), 16-1 Any other person


**Party To win most seats

2-7 Conservatives (from 4-9), 5-2 Labour (from 7-4), 250-1 UKIP, 1000-1 Liberal Democrats, Green Party


**To win an overall majority

1-10 Hung Parliament, 11-2 Conservatives (from 13-2), 25-1 Labour (from 20-1), 250-1 UKIP, 1000-1 Liberal Democrats


**Make up of next government

5-4 Coalition involving Liberal Democrats, 8-1 Coalition involving the SNP, 16-1 Coalition involving UKIP, 16-1 Coalition involving the Greens


**Two elections in 2015

11-4 Yes, 1-4 No


** Conservative Seats

5-6          284 or more seats

5-6          283 or fewer seats


** Labour Seats

8-11       267 or more seats

Evs         266 or fewer seats


** SNP Seats

Evs         51 or more seats

8-11       50 or fewer seats


** Lib Dem Seats

5-6          26 or more seats

5-6          25 or fewer  seats


** UKIP seats

6-5          4 or more seats

8-13        3 or fewer seats




Simon Clare

Simon Clare joined Coral in 1997 as Racecourse PR representative and was
promoted to Coral PR Director in October 2002. Between 2008 to 2011 Clare
added Trading to his responsibilities in a new role as Coral Trading & PR
Director. In 2011 he relinquished his Trading responsibilities and assumed a
new wider role of PR & Broadcast Director responsible for all Coral Public
Relations activity, CoralTV and Social Media. Clare has extensive broadcast
experience on radio and television commenting on a diverse range of betting events from the obvious - horse racing, football and sport - to the more obscure - politics, reality TV, showbiz and the weather.
Simon Clare is a keen sports fan, still turning out for Carshalton FC on a
Saturday when work allows.