Tories now 100/1 for Oldham & Saddleworth

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The Conservatives have the same chance of winning Oldham & Saddleworth as UKIP, The BNP or the Green Party now according to Ladbrokes.

The bookies now quote them all as 100/1 chances to win with the Conservatives huge drifters in the market having opened up at 7/2.

A Labour victor appears a formality at 1/16 with the bookies on the verge of a substantial payout with several large bets registered in the run up to the by-election even at seemingly prohibitive odds.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “The Conservatives have drifted alarmingly and as we near the polling date they could go off longer odds than so-called minority parties.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Constituency Betting – Oldham East & Saddleworth
Labour 1/16
Liberal Democrats 7/1
Conservatives 100/1
UKIP 100/1
BNP 100/1
Green 100/1
English Democrats 200/1
Pirate Party 500/1
Monster Raving Loony Party 1000/1
Bus-Pass Elvis Party 1000/1

Labour majority
Constituency Betting – Oldham East & Saddleworth
Labour Lose – 7/1
Dead Heat – 1000/1
Labour majority 1-1000 – 7/1
Labour majority 1001-2000 – 7/1
Labour majority 2001-3000 – 6/1
Labour majority 3001-4000 – 5/1
Labour majority 4001-5000 – 5/1
Labour majority over 5000 – 11/8

Turnout
Over 45% – 8/11
Under 45% – evens

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.