Betting suspended on a UK General Election taking place this year

It’s on… by the looks of it anyway!


Jeremy Corbyn’s change in position on a general election – with a no-deal Brexit said to be off the table – has all but guaranteed Boris Johnson’s snap poll.

Paddy Power saw the odds crash from 1/5 last night for a poll to take place before Christmas, into 1/25 this morning, before finally suspending the betting now and taking no further bets.

And, a Conservative Party majority is also now rated odds-on at 10/11, while no overall majority is rated evens and a Labour majority is as large as 16/1.

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However, the likelihood of Britain leaving the EU without a deal is now less likely than ever at odds-on 1/100.

Spokesman Paddy Power said: “It’s taken Boris four attempts, but it looks like this one could be all but sorted as Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour have swung their position on a snap poll.

“We saw our odds crumble significantly this morning and have since decided to stop taking bets on a general election taking place this year altogether – it’s nailed on.”


10/11   Conservative
Evens   No overall majority
16/1     Labour
33/1     Liberal Democrat
100/1   Brexit Party

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* All odds correct at time of posting. 

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