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Can Galloway hang on in Bradford West?

| 25.02.2015

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George Galloway is closing in on favouritism in Bradford West. Available at 3/1 last year, he’s now only 5/4 and I could easily see him taking over at the head of the market before long.

Until relatively recently, it wasn’t clear that Galloway would actually be standing again. The word was that Respect was a busted flush as a party in Bradford, and he might be more interested in preparing a run at London Mayor. Now it looks as if the local Labour party is in a mess, with news that the PPC has stepped aside less than a week after winning the nomination.

The 2012 by-election was a sensational upset, and a very costly result for Ladbrokes, as Galloway had been backed in from 33/1. He didn’t just win, he absolutely hosed up. It’s easy to see why people might now be thinking he is a good bet to hold the seat in May.

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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.