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Farron 1/2 to lose Lib Dem leadership; Swinson favourite for job

| 22.05.2017

The latest odds this morning show that Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron is 3/1 to lose his seat of Westmorland and Lonsdale. And that’s seen odds of the 46-year-old being replaced as party head after the general election cut to just 1/2.

Jo Swinson – the East Dumbartonshire candidate – is favourite to replace Farron as leader, at odds of 3/1.

Former Minister of State for Care and Support Norman Hunt follows in the betting at 4/1, with Alistair Carmichael and Vince Cable both priced up at 10/1.

The betting is rounded out by Ed Davey at 12s.

Matthew Shaddick, Head of Political Betting at Ladbrokes said: “Most punters don’t have much hope for Tim Farron or the Lib Dems. Jo Swinson is in the lead as other leading lights like Norman Lamb are now odds-against to hold onto their own seats.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

2017 General Election

Most Seats 

Conservative – 1/14

Labour – 7/1

500/1 bar

Majority Betting

Conservatives – 1/8

No overall majority – 6/1

Labour – 20/1

500/1 bar

PM on 1st July

Theresa May – 1/10

Jeremy Corbyn – 6/1

100/1 bar

Next Liberal Democrat Leader

Jo Swinson – 3/1

Norman Lamb – 4/1

Alistair Carmichael – 10/1

Vince Cable – 10/1

Ed Davey – 12/1

Keep checking back for the latest updates from our political betting team as the campaign trail unfolds.

And click here for the latest General Election odds.

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



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.