Election 2015: Still too close to call, but Brand backs Labour


There’s still practically no movement in the polls, with Ladbrokes still seeing Labour leader Ed Miliband as the marginal 4/5 favourite to be Prime Minister by the start of July, while incumbent David Cameron gets a quote of 1/1.

Cameron has come in from 11/8 in the middle of last week to his current top price, with many in the media, including three journalists from across the political divide in Tom Newton Dunn, Isabel Oakshott and Nicholas Watt on BBC’s the Sunday Politics, predicting he’ll just about hang on to his job, for now.

However, the admirable campaign Miliband has led just won’t let up, with yesterday’s #EdStone followed up with a few celebrity endorsements at the start of the week.

TV foodie and Norwich-owning loudmouth Delia Smith has thrown her weight behind Labour, insisting the reds are the only party that can be trusted with the NHS.

Actor and comedian Steve Coogan has also chipped in, producing a video filmed in Brighton Pavilion, a seat Labour are 5/2 to take off Green MP Caroline Lucas, calling on voters to reject the Tories.

Perhaps most importantly, and potentially more damagingly, Russell Bland delivered his verdict on the General Election, following his interview with Miliband last week.

Spoiler – He says vote Labour.

Despite such frenetic action from Miliband’s team, here at news.ladbrokes we’ve been tipping up Cameron to stay PM for some time now, and with the Conservatives one-point ahead in YouGov’s most recent poll, a couple of percent more on Thursday should just about keep him in Downing Street.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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