Labour charge shortens odds again
Labour are now the shortest odds they have been since April, 2009, after William Hill cut them from 10/1 to 8/1 to emerge from the General Election with an overall majority, thus retaining power without having to become part of a Hung Parliament.
"The current political punters' plunge on a shock Labour victory shows no signs of abating and has now virtually halved their odds within a month. Every new opinion poll sparks a further batch of bets," said William Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
The Conservatives are 4/7 favourites with Hills to take a clear overall majority, with a Hung Parliament quoted at 13/8.