Punters Back Odds-On Boris Johnson Ahead of Tory Ballot

After a long-running leadership campaign that effectively began when former Prime Minister Theresa May lost her majority at the 2017 General Election, Thursday sees the moment of truth for Conservative Party hopefuls as the result of the first ballot of MPs is announced.  Ten hopefuls have lined up for this contest, though some are more …

Democrats Odds On in 2020 Presidential Race

We are still 17 months away from the 2020 US Presidential election, but that race started months ago, in fact, given that President Trump lodged his candidacy in January 2017, it could be argued that his entire first term has been one long election campaign. It seems that Trump will have to go through a …

Jeremy Hunt the Main Tory Leadership Challenger to Odds-On Boris Johnson

After weeks of speculation about potential Tory leadership contenders, the moment of truth arrived on Monday with the closing of the window for nominations for the race to replace Theresa May.  Ten names will be on the initial ballot of MPs, which will take place on Thursday, with further rounds scheduled to next week in …

Boris Johnson Odds On Favourite To Become Next PM

Friday June 7th marks the final day of Theresa May’s troubled tenure as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party and it also signals the start of what could be a gruelling leadership contest that is set to dominate the political conversation for the next six weeks.  Nominations for the position of Conservative Party …

Odds on a Joe Biden Democratic Nomination Drift

The field for the Democratic nomination ahead of next year’s US Presidential Election has taken on Grand National proportions. There are currently 24 candidates in the race, and preparations for the first Democratic debate on June 26th have had to include a cut-off, with only 20 allowed to take part.  So far, the Democratic nomination …

Nigel Farage to Become PM with the Brexit Party? Odds Slashed

Love him or loathe him, you can’t argue that Nigel Farage hasn’t had a significant impact on UK politics in the last five years. Although his numerous attempts to gain a seat in the House of Commons have failed, the MEP has successfully set the agenda, particularly for the Conservative Party. It was Farage and …

General Election Odds: Brexit Party and Lib Dems Shows Frustration of Remainers and Brexiteers

Over the past three years it has become apparent that the UK has been living through what the ancient Chinese curse described as ‘interesting times’, ever since the previous Conservative Prime Minister gave us the Pandora’s jar that is Brexit, from which nothing good has so far emerged. But where many see chaos, political punters …

Tory Leader Odds: Rory Stewart and James Cleverly the Big Movers

After what had seemed to be an interminable series of warm-up laps, a packed field of Conservative Party leadership contenders were finally given the green light last week when Prime Minister Theresa May announced her plan to stand down on June 7.  And with the race now underway in earnest, some of the back markers …

US Election Odds: Joe Biden the Democratic Favourite

We may be eighteen months away from the next Presidential election, but the campaigning is already underway, particularly on the Democratic side of the aisle, where a bewildering array of candidates have entered the race to take on President Trump.  No fewer than 24 people have thrown their hats into the ring, and even US …

Political Betting Odds: Could Article 50 Be Extended Again?

As politicians, pundits and voters pick through the results of last week’s European elections, there are likely to be significant repercussions for the UK’s major parties. For the Conservative party, the success of Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, which won most seats and around a third of the vote, poses an obvious existential threat at a …