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Polling Day Update from the Betting Markets

| 22.05.2014

UKIP now a very short 2/5 to top the polls in the Euros. They could get even shorter during the day.


I’ll be backing Labour if they get to 3/1 or bigger.

Amusingly, Mike Smithson managed to get an indication that turnout was going to be high at 7.07am.

I expect we will see a lot of people making the following claim:

There are several people at my polling station as I vote => National turnout will be high => UKIP will do really well. You can back turnout to be either over or under 39% at 5/6 with Ladbrokes.


Elsewhere, Theresa May has shortened up from 6/1 to 5/1 to be next Tory leader following her beating up of the Police Federation. It’s looking like we could have a “Big 4” emerging in the race to succeed Cameron; Boris, May, Osborne & Gove.


Don’t forget to vote!








Matthew Shaddick

Matthew Shaddick has been Head of Poliical Betting at Ladbrokes since 2008. He's a writer and odds-maker with particular expertise in UK and US elections.
Also known to dabble in music, literary and other out of the way betting markets. Sometimes issues tips on horse racing and football, which are best ignored.