Punters backing the race to number 10 to go down the wire
Bookmaker Coral has cut the odds on there being a hung parliament following next month’s general election to 1-8 (from 1-6), while the odds on Ed Miliband becoming the next Prime Minister have shortened to evens (from 5-4), although David Cameron remains favourite, at 4-5, to remain in number 10 post-election.
“Political punters are now willing to back a hung parliament at extremely short odds, while in racing terms, the race to number 10 looks increasingly likely to go down to a photo-finish,” said Coral’s David Stevens.
**Prime Minister on June 1st
4-5 David Cameron, Evens Ed Miliband, 22-1 Any other person
**To win most seats
4-7 Conservatives, 11-8 Labour, 100-1 UKIP, 500-1 Liberal Democrats, 1000-1 Green Party
**To win an overall majority
1-8 No party, 13-2 Conservatives, 12-1 Labour, 250-1 UKIP, 1000-1 Liberal Democrats
**Make up of next government
2-1 Coalition involving Liberal Democrats, 13-2 Coalition involving the SNP, 14-1 Coalition involving UKIP, 16-1 Coalition involving the Greens
**Two elections in 2015
11-4 Yes, 1-4 No
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