Boris Johnson: One in three bets reckon baby will be called Winston

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One in three Ladbrokes punters reckon that Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds will name their baby after Winston Churchill, according to our traders.

We can reveal that the latest figures following BoJo’s baby announcement show that a staggering 33% of all bets placed so far favour Winston at 20/1.

But while it may be a frontrunner among political enthusiasts, it’s not the favourite in the betting.

That honour goes to George and Thomas, both of whom occupy the space at the front of the market at 16/1.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Punters have swarmed into shops up and down the country since Boris’ announcement last weekend and everyone seems to think the PM will opt for the name Winston for his next born.”

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Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the UEA where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper. He supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Darts and Horse Racing are among his other favourite sports.