Dismay? This May! Punters backing General Election next month


Britain could be heading back to the polls as early as next month if our political punters are anything to go by.  

May 2019 is now 11/4 to contain a General Election following significant support in the betting, with June also fancied to hold a snap election at odds of 5/1.

Much depends on the next few days in Parliament, where another round of indicative voting could take place alongside a fourth meaningful vote on Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement.

If both fail, then Britain could be heading back to the ballot box. Alternatively, our traders go 2/1 about a second EU Referendum and the same price for the UK to revoke Article 50 in 2019.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Punters are clearly siding with an election in the next few months rather than a second referendum getting the go ahead.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Month of next General Election

May 2019 – 11/4

June 2019 – 5/1

July 2019 – 33/1

August 2019 – 50/1

September 2019 – 20/1

October 2019 – 10/1

November 2019 – 33/1

December 2019 – 100/1

Not before 2020 – Evens

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing


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.