Election 2015: Flurry of voters sees turnout odds tumble
Reports are circulating that the 2015 UK General Election is likely to witness a higher than expected turnout.
That’s prompted Ladbrokes to cut the odds on between 70% – 75% of voters going to the polls to 2/1, from 3/1.
And it appears that Britons have flocked to the polls in large numbers as the closest General Election campaign for a generation nears its conclusion.
Euronews led with a ‘record turnout’ story earlier this afternoon while The Hindu are reporting that voter turnout ‘is likely to be 74%’. Turnout in the 2010 General Election was 65.1%.
Polls close at 22:00 UK time with a snap exit poll expected shortly after.
The Conservatives are currently 2/9 to win most seats and 1/5 to win the most votes with current incumbent David Cameron a 4/5 shot to be the Prime Minister on July 1.
Here’s a flavour of how Election fever has swept a nation:
Excited to read tweets that people are queuing to #Vote – I hope turn out is significantly higher than the last election, it needs to be.
— Nel Mel (@NelMels) May 7, 2015
Out in Stainton on this lovely election night! Turn out has been amazing! — John Earland (@JohnEarland) May 7, 2015
— Craig White (@TweetEco) May 7, 2015
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