UK Politics

By-Election Odds: Conservatives set for heavy defeats

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There are a trio of by-elections up for grabs in the UK today and the latest odds from the Betfair Exchange are ugly reading for the Tories and their supporters with the ruling party long odds-against in all three...


Tories big outsiders in all three by-elections

The Conservatives could be set to lose three seats in Parliament according to Betfair Exchange odds that make the Tories huge outsiders for each of the three by-elections taking place today (July 19).

In all three seats up for grabs today, Betfair Exchange bettors make the ruling party long outsiders and their opponents short odds-on to win.

Boris Johnson's former constituency, Uxbridge and South Ruislip, is 1.11/10 to go into the hands of Labour with the Conservatives 9.28/1.

Consituents are voting in Selby and Ainsty following the resignation of MP Nigel Adams, and the seat is 1.171/6 to turn red. The Tories are 6.411/2 to hold.

Worse news comes from the westcountry where the Liberal Democrats are just 1.021/50 to claim Somerton and Frome.

And more electoral pain awaits Tories

And the bad news doesn't end there for the Tories - the Conservatives are big 10.09/1 outsiders to win a majority at the next election having once been odds-on for another victory.

Labour are 1.51/2 to claim enough seats to control the Commons.

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