With the crucial constituency by-elections of Stoke-on-Trent Central (Staffordshire) and Copeland (Cumbria) taking place tomorrow, William Hill politics believes that the results may set the agenda for the future of UK politics.
Updating its by-election markets, William Hill details that political punters are speculating that the results could spark a change of leader for different parties and even mark a General Election this year.
UK media has labelled both by-elections as a battle for the Labour Party and its leader Jeremy Corbyn to maintain its ‘heartland safe seats’.
However, William Hill politics believes that the results will detail how much the UK political map has changed since June 2016’s EU Referendum.
‘These are the two most talked-about by-elections for years and controversy has followed a number of the candidates throughout their campaigns. The odds suggest Labour will win in Stoke, and the Tories in Copeland, but polls and bookies have been hit by unexpected results in all manner of political contests recently’ said William Hill Media Relations Director, Graham Sharpe.
William Hill has seen support for a 2017 General Election, now 15/8 second favourite to be the year in which the next one takes place, with 2020 the 10/11 favourite.
Negative by-election results will likely spell the beginning of the end of Party leadership for Jeremy Corbyn and Paul Nuttall who are currently 6/4 joint favourites with Hills to be the first of the major leaders to lose their job, with Theresa May 5/1; Nicola Sturgeon 8/1, Tim Farron 12/1.