Farron 1/2 to lose Lib Dem leadership; Swinson favourite for job
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.
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
Conservative – 1/14
Labour – 7/1
Conservatives – 1/8
No overall majority – 6/1
Labour – 20/1
PM on 1st July
Theresa May – 1/10
Jeremy Corbyn – 6/1
Next Liberal Democrat Leader
Jo Swinson – 3/1
Norman Lamb – 4/1
Alistair Carmichael – 10/1
Vince Cable – 10/1
Ed Davey – 12/1
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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing