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Tory odds keep on falling.

| 13.03.2015


The odds on the Tories coming out as the biggest party are now shorter than at any time since November 2010 with Ladbrokes. Here’s how we bet immediately after the 2010 general election:

  • 4/11 Conservatives
  • 5/2 Labour
  • 16/1 Liberal Democrats

The Conservative odds hit an all time high in June 2013, at 2/1. One shrewd punter had £10,000 at that price. In fact, during the almost five years we’ve had this market open, over 84% of all the money staked has been for the Tories to be the largest party. That’s slightly surprising, given that for just over half of that time, Labour have been favourites.


We’ve taken a grand total of £82 on the Lib Dems during the entire parliament, which is quite a bit less than on the Greens.



Matthew Shaddick

Matthew Shaddick has been Head of Poliical Betting at Ladbrokes since 2008. He's a writer and odds-maker with particular expertise in UK and US elections.
Also known to dabble in music, literary and other out of the way betting markets. Sometimes issues tips on horse racing and football, which are best ignored.