Politics - Election Betting

The next UK general election is due to take place in 2024. All the big bookmakers, Betfair, Bet365 and Paddy Power have full odds on the election outcome.

Ok, it seems like no time at all since the last General Election. Yes, the nation made it quite clear that Boris Johnson was their choice. But, let’s be straight here there has been no shortage of General Elections for you to bet on in recent years. In fact, there have been three General Elections called in less than five years.

So let’s say that you follow politics and an election is the sort of thing you like to bet on. You would have been spoilt for choice over the last ten years. Because there’s been an election for everything.

For instance, Scotland had a referendum that you could take a punt on. There have been countless local elections and leadership challenges. But let’s not forget Brexit, the European Election that split the whole country in half.

Close Calls on General Election Betting

Bets You Can Have On The UK General Election

The first is the simplest – who will win the overall majority:
What this means is who is going the win the General Election outright. Now, this can be a little complex as we have seen from the video above.

If there is no overall majority and there is a hung parliament then finding the winner can drag out a little.

But there were no issues with this in the 2019 General Election. The Conservatives romped home with a huge majority and took seats in areas that have always supported Labour.

Was it Brexit, was it Jeremy Corbyn or was it just a better job done by Boris? Who knows, either way, the country made it quite clear who they wanted in Number 10 on that day.

Currently, the bookies have the shortest odds on the Conservative party winning the next General Election. However, with Labour recently electing a new leader in Sir Keir Starmer, replacing Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour party is looking much stronger than they have done in years.

Plus, with the Government working through one of the most difficult periods in history, it looks like Sir Kier Starmer’s’ Labour will be closing in the poll. Is the Conservative majority in danger of slipping away?

Paddy Power Odds on the Winner of the Next General Election (12/06/2020):

  • Conservatives – 8/11
  • Labour – EVS
  • Liberal Democrats – 50/1

Bet on the date of the Next General Election:
So, this one used to be a great deal simpler than it is now. Elected parties should sit for five years. But all that has changed, as we have already mentioned, and the last general election was the third in five years.

Number Of Seats Won By Each Party:
Ok, first and foremost to note here is that the chances of you choosing this correctly are very slim. So, you are going to get much greater odds from the bookies if you bet on this.

But, as we have seen from the last few elections, this could be near impossible to call. Only the polls can assist you here, but they have been way off the mark on election day.

You can keep up to date with all the election news and views at www.order-order.com. Will a breaking scandal affect the odds?

How the UK General Election Works

Paddy Power bookmakers are without a doubt the place to be for specialist bets. They have the biggest range of bets on the elections where you can bet on the date of the election, the outright winner, the number of seats each party will win, the LibDems to beat Labour, turn out percentage and even if it will rain on election day!

Or if you fancy a bet on any other Elections for that matter, Paddy Power has the lot.



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