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Punters backing the race to number 10 to go down the wire

| 13.04.2015

Bookmaker Coral has cut the odds on there being a hung parliament following next month’s general election to 1-8 (from 1-6), while the odds on Ed Miliband becoming the next Prime Minister have shortened to evens (from 5-4), although David Cameron remains favourite, at 4-5, to remain in number 10 post-election.

“Political punters are now willing to back a hung parliament at extremely short odds, while in racing terms, the race to number 10 looks increasingly likely to go down to a photo-finish,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

**Prime Minister on June 1st

4-5 David Cameron, Evens Ed Miliband, 22-1 Any other person

**To win most seats

4-7 Conservatives, 11-8 Labour, 100-1 UKIP, 500-1 Liberal Democrats, 1000-1 Green Party

**To win an overall majority

1-8 No party, 13-2 Conservatives, 12-1 Labour, 250-1 UKIP, 1000-1 Liberal Democrats

**Make up of next government

2-1 Coalition involving Liberal Democrats, 13-2 Coalition involving the SNP, 14-1 Coalition involving UKIP, 16-1 Coalition involving the Greens

**Two elections in 2015

11-4 Yes, 1-4 No


Further Information Contact

David Stevens 07720 400438



David Stevens

David joined Coral as PR manager in 2001, having previously worked at the
Racing Post. Now in the role of Head of PR, he is involved in all aspects
of the company's media relations, providing the latest racing betting news , as well as Coral's sponsorship and event
portfolio. A keen sports fan, and long-suffering Portsmouth supporter (the
two are not always connected), when not working he will normally be found
heading south, or east or west, to the sun, and that liking for the sunshine
explains why he will always prefer flat racing to the jumps.