General Election 2019: the odds for every Leeds seat
The United Kingdom goes to the polls on Thursday for the country’s third General Election in four years.
Current Prime Minister Boris Johnson and leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn are the chief contenders to enter Number 10, with the leader of the Conservatives fancied by the bookies at 1/6 to emerge as the country’s leader in the early hours of December 13.
Corbyn is less fancied at 7/2, while the leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson, who made the audacious claim that she was “Britain’s next Prime Minister'' is an outsider, with odds of 50/1.
According to bookmakers, the most likely outcome of the General Election is a Conservative majority with odds currently floating at 1/4. A hung parliament is the second most probable outcome with odds of 10/3. A Labour majority is highly unlikely if odds are to be believed - that result is listed as 25/1.
Morley and Outwood was narrowly claimed by the Conservatives in 2017, winning by a majority of 2,104, and they’re backed with odds of 1/7 to reclaim the seat. Labour are their only real rival for the seat and are an outside bet at 4/1.
The battle for Leeds North West is expected to be a tightly contested one with Labour and the Liberal Democrats both fancied to claim the seat. Labour are favourites at 1/3, but the Lib Dems aren’t far behind with odds of 2/1.
Leeds North East has been a Labour stronghold since the 1990s and William Hill are backing the seat to remain in Fabian Hamilton’s hands with odds of 1/25. The Conservatives are listed at 9/1, while the Lib Dems are backed at 50/1 to cause an upset.
The Conservative Party have an outside 6/1 chance of claiming Leeds East, according to the bookies, but Labour remain comfortable favourites at 1/10.
Hillary Benn is backed at 1/200 to reclaim Leeds Central for Labour – and Jeremy Corbyn’s Party are also expected to claim Leeds West, where they’re backed at 1/20.
Note: odds are taken from paddypower.com and are accurate as of December 9.