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Leveson to judge politicians’ true strength in tug-of-war

| 11.06.2012

Lord Leveson may be set to take a break from interrogating political leaders at the High Court in order to ensure their colleagues’ fair play in open combat at Westminster Abbey, according to Ladbrokes.

Leveson is 33/1 to referee the Tug-of-War match between the House of Commons and the House of Lords, due to take place tomorrow evening (12th June) in the College Gardens. The MPs look set to retain their title however, being odds-on to win at 1/3 whilst the Lords are 2/1.

The annual event is held in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, raising over £110,000 for the cause last year, and features the flagship battle between the two Houses of Parliament in addition to other struggles including Parliamentary Ladies vs Macmillan Ladies and Fire & Rescue vs 17 Port & Maritime Regiment.

A portly Westminster Media Team featuring some recognised names and faces are 1/4 favourites to beat their opposition as they contend with Total Politics magazine (5/2) to see who can take the political media crown.

Punters can also get odds of 6/1 on any Conservative MP taking the opportunity to release some frustration and trip up one of their Liberal Democrat coalition colleagues during the match.

Richard Royal, Public Affairs Manager at Ladbrokes, said:

“The Leveson Inquiry seems to know no bounds in its judgement of politicians and the media, I’m just thankful that politicians and the media are on different teams at this event!”

House of Commons 1/3 vs
House of Lords 2/1

Total Politics 5/2 vs
Westminster Media 1/4

MP to slip over evs
Lord to slip over 4/5

Any Conservative to trip up any Liberal Democrat 6/1

Rope to snap 20/1

Lord Leveson to referee a tug of war match 33/1

Guido Fawkes to steal a Ladbrokes sign 1/500



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.