General Election 2019: the latest odds for the UK and Hartlepool and Easington
The United Kingdom goes to the polls next month for the country’s third General Election in four years.
Current Prime Minister Boris Johnson and leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn are the chief contenders to enter Number 10, with the leader of the Conservatives fancied by the bookies at 1/6 to emerge as the country’s leader in the early hours of December 13.
Corbyn is less fancied at 7/2, while the leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson, who made the audacious claim that she was “Britain’s next Prime Minister'' is an outsider, with odds of 50/1.
According to bookmakers, the most likely outcome of the General Election is a Conservative majority with odds currently floating at 1/4. A hung parliament is the second most probable outcome with odds of 10/3. A Labour majority is highly unlikely if odds are to be believed - that result is listed as 25/1.
Odds suggest that Hartlepool will be a three-way battle between Labour, the Conservatives and the Brexit Party.
Labour, who won the seat with a majority of 7,650 at the 2017 election are slight favourites at 4/11, closely followed by the Conservatives at 7/2. The Brexit Party are slight outside favourites at 9/2.
Odds suggest that Easington will be an easier affair for Labour with odds of 1/8 for them to triumph over the Conservatives and Brexit Party who are backed at 11/2 and 16/1 respectively.
Note: these odds were taken from paddypower.com and are accurate as of December 9, 2019.